girls on track . . . 6th through 8th grade girls
The Girls on the Run curriculum has been in use since the fall of 1996. Since that time, thousands of girls have been through the program. They were having so much fun and getting so connected and girls and their parents requested a program that would carry them trough middle school. Hence the birth of Girls on Track, and a new name that middle school girls could call their own. Just like Girls on the Run, the Girls on Track program combines training to participate in a running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts, a community service project and lessons that are approprate for older girls in middle school. The teams meet two times per week right after school for an hour and a half. Most teams meet in the early afternoon right after school, although some may meet in the early evening.
why this age?
Specifically geared toward middle school girls, the Girls on Track curricula provides the tools to take on the many challenges of this time of life. The principal philosophies and goals for both programs are the same yet the depth of processing the topcs varies with the two different curricula. We can go into more targeted and age appropriate discussion regarding certain topics with the middle school participants, whereas with the younger girls the discussion remains a bit more vague or may not occur at all.
girls on track session overview
Self Care, Self Awareness, Knowing Self
Girls also participate in the end of season GOTR 5k, held in mid-May of each year.
The Final Celebration/Team Party is conducted outside the regularly scheduled program time.