Girls on the Run of Vermont’s spring coach registration is now open. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The ten-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourage personal development and foster team building and community service. Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in a 5-kilometer event.
Girls on the Run Vermont serves girls at 33 sites in Central Vermont and is in need of 100 more coaches to ensure that every girl will have an opportunity to participate in its transformative program this spring. Schools, by county, that are in need of coaches include: Rutland County: Barstow Memorial, Black River Middle School, Castleton Village School, Christ the King, Fair Haven Grade School, Granville Elementary, Lothrop Elementary, Middletown Springs, Mount Holly School, Otter Valley Union Middle School, Orwell, Rutland Parks and Rec, Shrewsbury Mountain School, Whiting and Sudbury School. Windsor County: Chester Andover, Rochester Elementary, Union Street School, Windsor School, Woodstock and Prosper Valley
Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be a minimum of 18 years old to serve as an assistant or 21 years old to serve as a head coach. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session.
For more information about coaching and Girls on the Run of Vermont visit www.gotrvt.org/coach.