We are so glad that you’ve enrolled your daughter in Girls on the Run (GOTR). You’ve got the Grown-Up Guide, but I thought it might be nice to chat about the learning goals we have as part of the Girls on the Run Curriculum. You see, GOTR is so much more than running. We want to empower your daughters to make positive changes in their world. To that end, our curriculum is broken into 3 parts:
1) Self-care and self-awareness – is the first part of the course, we’ll be talking about being positive and how to be healthy. We’ll also discuss gratitude and valuing what is really important
2) Connectedness: Selecting and maintaining healthy relationships – in part 2 of the curriculum, we talk about what collaborating means, how to stand up to peer pressure, and how to choose our friends. We also talk about how hurtful gossip and bullying can be and what to do when you experience it or see it happening.
3) Empowerment: Celebrating and sharing our strengths – as the girls power up for their 5K, we empower them to learn more about their community and how they can make a difference. As part of this, we’ll be designing and implementing a community project. So if your daughter comes home and needs some supplies, that’s what it’s for. J
I hope that answered any questions you may have about what we do here at GOTR. We look forward to meeting you and working with you over the next two months.
How Can I Help GOTR?
It’s school supply time and we need your help. Next time you buy school supplies, pick up one (or more) of the following items:
- Colored paper reams – cardstock and regular
- Copy paper
- Small Paper Lunch Bags
- Index Cards
For our full wish list, please see: https://gotrboise.wordpress.com/wish-list/
You can also sign up to be a SoleMate and help us raise money for scholarships for our girls. To find out more, go to: https://gotrboise.wordpress.com/solemates/