Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento
Girls on the Run was founded in 1993 by Molly Barker who, after years of questioning her self-worth and being defined by others, found the inspiration to create a solution. Her goal was to help girls recognize their extraordinary potential and thrive in a world that often sends unhealthy and unrealistic messages. Today, Girls on the Run is a life-changing experiential learning program for pre-teen girls throughout the nation. Over the course of 12 weeks Girls on the Run participants train for a 3.1 mile running event while also taking part in an interactive curriculum designed to address many aspects of girls’ development — their physical, emotional, social and mental well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive, healthy decisions and avoid risky adolescent behaviors. The Greater Sacramento council of Girls on the Run was created in 2006, initially with three after-school programs. Today there are more than 20 campuses participating and a waiting list of school administrators, parents and volunteers who would like to bring new programs to their campus. Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento is dedicated to serving girls in underprivileged communities as well as those in more affluent neighborhoods.
Recent Grantee News
We’re pleased to announce two grants to organizations in the Sacramento, CA area, thanks to the Sacramento Kings and all the Rex supporters at the April 20, 2012 game, a benefit for the Rex Foundation. We’re delighted to be able to provide support to the local Sacramento community to demonstrate the positive impact of this […]