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Active Mentoring

Girls on the Run Georgia is a nonprofit that offers afterschool programs to strengthen third-to-eighth-grade girls’ social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills. The evidence-based curriculum helps participants build confidence, deepen relationships and successfully navigate life experiences. The 12-week program incorporates physical activity to unlock essential life skills, encourage personal development, foster meaningful connections with others as well as contribute to the community.

Throughout the season, volunteer coaches utilize a structured curriculum to engage teams in fun and interactive lessons. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with a celebratory 5K event that provides girls with a sense of accomplishment. 

“GOTR hasn’t just been a learning experience for my daughter. As a coach, it’s helped me grow as well and step into a new challenge I never expected,” said Coach Julie. "GOTR taught me to be more encouraging, supportive, and empathetic in my everyday life.”

Coaches do not need to be athletes, but are required to be a minimum of 18 years old.