Girls on the Run Bayou Region needs volunteers
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident, according to the organization's press release.
Girls on the Run Bayou Region serves girls at multiple school sites in St. Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Charles parishes and is need of coaches to ensure that girls at each site will have an opportunity to participate. The 10-week program teaches critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team building and community service. Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons.
“What I loved most about coaching was the curriculum,” said Susan Crochet, a volunteer coach turned board member, “it guided the coaches week after week throughout the 10 weeks to give the girls the lessons they needed, not only to run a 5k, but lessons in life that will carry them forever.”
Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons to small teams of girls who typically meet after-school twice a week for 75-90 minutes. The program culminates with all teams participating in a celebratory 5K event.
Individuals must be 18 years old to serve as an assistant coach or 21 years old to serve as a head coach. Volunteer coaches do not need to be runners but must complete a background check and participate in on-line and in-person training.
Girls on the Run Bayou Region’s fall coach registration is now open. For more information or to sign-up to coach online visit www.gotrbayouregion.org/Coach