Girls on the Run Willamette Valley is excited to announce our organization’s new program for middle school girls: Heart & Sole! Rich with themes girls can relate to, the curriculum addresses the whole girl—body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection—and builds life skills that will help girls as they move through adolescence and beyond. Heart & Sole is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle school girls.
When: September 19 – December 6, every Monday and Wednesday, 3:15-4:45pm
Where: CCCS gym & track
Cost: $125 May 1-June 16
$150: June 17-Sept 12
$175: Sept 13-Sept 25
How does it work? Heart & Sole is a 10-week program with a small team size of 8-15 girls so that girls have an opportunity to build strong connections with one another and their coaches. The program teaches life skills such as:
- Creating a support system
- Boundary setting
- Emotional regulation
- Standing up for themselves and others
- and more!
At the end of each session, the girls use a journal to record their lap goals and progress and to self-reflect on the topics discussed that day. The journal gives girls time to delve deeper into the themes and topics of interest to them.
Physical activity remains a core element of this new Girls on the Run program and includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season culminates with a celebratory 5K event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement.
Register: Register online here. Flyers will be coming home with students on Monday, June 6th. Questions? More info is available on our website at www.gotrwillamette.org. Or feel free to contact Carleen McKillop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-514-4395.