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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a wonderful nationwide program, for grades 3rd through 5th, that helps build self esteem, healthy relationships, team work, community service and incorporating fitness.  This program also provides sponsorship and clothing or shoes to participants, that might not otherwise be able to participate in Girls on the Run.  Wood Elementary has been honored to be involved with this program for the last 6 years.  All of our coaches are dedicated teachers, as well as, a few USC interns, that join us every year.  A few of our coaches just celebrated their 5th year with the program (Kim Donovan, Lisa Dasher and Ashleigh Carpenter).  Our Spring season meets twice a week, for 12 weeks.  The lessons include, issues that girls this age, may experience and how to handle them, in a positive way, along with stretching and running.  The girls practice for a 5K that they  will do with a running buddy at the end of our 12 weeks. They  also do a community project together.  This year they made dog chew toys for Pets, Inc.  Our school is proud to sponsor this program for our girls.  If you would like to volunteer, donate or get more information please click on the link below. 
 

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY GIRL
CAN EMBRACE WHO SHE IS,
CAN DEFINE WHO SHE WANTS TO BE,
CAN RISE TO ANY CHALLENGE,
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
CAN.

Mission

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Vision

We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.


Empowerment, Responsibility, Intentionality, Diversity, Connectedness, Joy, Optimism, Gratitude, Nurturing, Healthy, Open-hearted, Compassion

 

Our Core Values

Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others