Did you know that Girls on the Run St. Louis is part of the Youth Opportunities Program (YOP), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development? The program provides tax credits to individuals or organizations administering positive youth development projects, like Girls on the Run.
When I first learned about Girls on the Run during my undergraduate years, I thought it was just a running program that I would never really be a part of -- after all running really isn’t my strength. Little did I know that just a few years later GOTR-STL would be a huge part of my life and education.
Hey Girls on the Run!
I am so excited to meet you all and be even a small part of your journey this fall!
Colleen Quigley, St. Louis native and Olympic steeplechase athlete, was named the honorary race chair for the Girls on the Run St. Louis 5k race on Saturday, November 18, starting at Soldiers' Memorial in downtown St. Louis.
Over the years, Girls on the Run has received hundreds of letters from girls, parents, school personnel and coaches regarding how the lessons taught at Girls on the Run have changed lives.