Mission: The mission of Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is to educate and build confidence in young girls through non-competitive, curriculum-based running programs in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo, and Contra Costa Counties.
Target demographics: We serve girls who are 8-13 years old and who come from a variety of backgrounds. More than half of our programs are in economically disadvantaged areas.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500
Geographic areas served: San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo Counties
Programs: Accomplishments: girls impacted: girls on the run of the bay area has grown the number of girls served and programs offered by 32% compared to last year; this school year we offered 192 programs around the bay area and registered 2733 girls. Thats about 68,000 hours of self-esteem-building, playing outside, and learning fun and healthy lessons! Financial aid: as our programs have grown to more underserved parts of the bay area, more families have come to us requesting financial aid in order to participate. Eighty-six percent of the girls we served accessed scholarships this school year. Thats more than 2300 program participation scholarships. Shoe donations: we donated more than 500 pairs of new running shoes this school year to girls in need in the girls on the run program. Community support: we enlisted and trained more coaches than ever 601 fabulous coaches worked with us. Between our coaches, committee members, running buddies, race-day volunteers at the girls on the run 5k, and our office interns, we worked with about 2700 volunteers this school year! Pr: we were featured in two news clips (http://abc7news. Com/news/girls-on-the-run-5k-to-take-place-in-golden-gate-park/1636790/ and on fox news-oakland) plus interviewed for the national nbc documentary, tomboy, on the role of gender in sport (www. Csnbayarea. Com/tomboy). Awards: girls on the run of the bay area was selected as an organization for the 2017 yerba buena center for the arts 100 list the 100 people, organizations, and movements that are shaping the future of culture.
GOTR bay area is a fabulous group that has a major impact on everyone involved. I have worked both in the office with their talented and hard working staff as well as in the field with the girls that they benefit. The smiles, lessons learned and confidence gained by each girl involved in the program says all there needs to be said. This year I have decided to get even more involved by becoming a coach and am very excited to work on a weekly basis with the girls!