Mission: Girls On The Run of the Triangle is an active character development program for girls that combines running and physical activity with important life lessons that focus on physical, emotional, mental and social health while building self-esteem and leadership skills.
Results: Results showed that the new measures were reliable with our group of girls and that they could be administered in much less time than our past measures. We conducted the analyses with the sample of girls who scored below the national mean on each construct. Girls who started with lower scores on each construct showed statistically significant and meaningful improvements on the 5Cs + 1 and physical activity and sedentary behaviors. For the total sample, percentage improvement across constructs was 31-50.5%, whereas 55.4-74.1% of girls improved who began with lower pre-season scores. Findings provide evidence that the new measures are appropriate for evaluation going forward with girls ages 7-13 years and that Girls on the Run is having a positive impact on youth development, particularly for girls who need the program the most.
Target demographics: girls ages 8-13
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,550 girls on over 100 teams located in schools and partner organizations all across the Triangle region.
Geographic areas served: Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties in North Carolina
Programs: characther development and physical activity to activate their limitless potential and become joyful, healthy, and confident.
I absolutely love Girls on the Run of the Triangle! I have volunteered as a coach for several seasons, and I always love my team. The GOTR office makes volunteering foolproof, and they also make volunteers feel valued for their time and work. Girls on the Run is MUCH more than a running program--I've enjoyed watching our team become more joyful, healthy, and confident. I highly recommend the program to families and potential volunteers. The GOTR team is fantastic, and the end-of-season 5ks are a blast. I would give this nonprofit 10 stars if I could!