Brownieland’s Robyn Kranz kicked off 2018 by volunteering as a coach with Girls On The Run, an Atlanta nonprofit dedicated to helping young women fulfill their potential by decreasing the percentage of at-risk activities and empowering a generation of self-aware girls who are tomorrow’s role models for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
We are nearing the final weeks of volunteering with Girls On the Run (GOTR), and it has been such a rewarding experience. GOTR teaches the girls not only why fitness and health are essential throughout their lives, but it also teaches about loving yourself, being your own self-advocate, how vital relationships and good communication are and the list goes on and on. A program like Girls on the Run is extremely beneficial to every girl because the skills are so valuable to take through life. We ask the girls if they use the strategies from the meetings in their lives and every meeting, someone will raise their hand and share how they used something in a real-life situation.
Here’s a video showing how we are learning cooperation and how important it is to communicate. The goal was to figure out how, as a team, they could travel from one circle to the next without stepping off the circles. They tried a number of options and then “landed” on this elegant solution.
Come out and support all of the GOTR teams throughout Atlanta at our GOTR 5k on April 28th HERE.
Girls on the Run (GOTR) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR offers a life-changing, experiential learning program that combines training for a 5k with character building and self-esteem enhancing activities. The program objective is to reduce the display of at-risk behaviors among participants by providing the girls with the tools to make healthy decisions and form positive self-images. GOTR serves girls in 3rd to 8th grades in Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett. Approximately 52% of participants receive a full or partial scholarship. GOTR is proud to have never turned a girl away because of her family’s financial status. Nationally, there are 200+ councils in all 50 U.S. states using the same curriculum and program structure. Girls in Title 1 schools can participate on full scholarship and receive the program, 5k registration (for the participant & family member) as well as a pair of running shoes. Find a location near you HERE and learn more about Girls on the Run HERE.