YMCA of GREATER BRANDYWINE
Girls on the Run is an outreach initiative in the Coatesville community which empowers and educates girls to make healthy decisions. Girls who participate in the program benefit from the positive curriculum and from the physical aspects of training for a 5K event.
$2,500 Program Support
Why This Project Matters
"At Girls on the Run I learned how to be comfortable in my own skin."
Western Chester County
Girls on the Run - Coatesville Community Outreach
75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative & potentially harmful activities.
Research shows that attitudes and behaviors developed during adolescence and teen years have a lasting impact into adulthood. Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program with a curriculum designed to address the social, psychological, and emotional challenges that girls face and empower them at an early age to make thoughtful and healthy decisions. It inspires girls to stay true to themselves and live free from stereotypes.