Founded in 1996, Girls on the Run International is a nonprofit that has served 2 million + girls across North America.
Children today are exposed to longstanding gender stereotypes, societal obstacles and cultural challenges that can be detrimental to their emotional and physical health. Our program helps girls recognize their potential and rise above limiting gender expectations. Girls on the Run programs are about so much more than running – they make an impact at a critical age when confidence and physical activity decline.
of girls learned critical life skills including resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions.
of participants agree they can be themselves at Girls on the Run.
increase in physical activity among girls who were least active at the program’s start.
A Longitudinal Study of Program Impact
Founded in 2015, Girls on the Run Western Massachusetts has been dedicated to making an impact on girls lives in our community.
of GOTR girls said they would tell other girls to do Girls on the Run.
of parents/guardians report valuable experience for their girl(s).
of schools would offer programs again to support girls.
"At Girls on the Run, I learned it is so important to give back to your community."
"At the end of the day, I just want to be someone who feels good about herself AND who makes others feel good about themselves."
"Girls on the Run gave me self-confidence to accomplish things that might be hard in my life, and really just taught me to be brave and be strong."
Girls on the Run makes a stronger impact than organized sports and physical education programs in teaching life skills such as managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions.
Girls on the Run is a leader in evidence-based girl-centered programming. Our tested curriculum, trained coaches and a commitment to serve all girls sets us apart.
Results show Girls on the Run empowers girls to build healthy physical and mental habits that last long beyond the program.
The power and potential of Girls
In a July 2021 Harvard study, Girls on the Run was found to be one of three programs reviewed that has a strong focus on equitable and inclusive education.
We are dedicated to being an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible organization
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NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060