Blog: Volunteer Spotlight
Learn more about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and why it's an important part of the Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs from alumna, Hanna!
In 2008, I discovered Girls on the Run through a good friend and decided to start a site at my eldest child's school. I fell in love with the mission, coached for six years and even helped to start a Girls on Track (now Heart & Sole) site at my kids' middle school. Here are the five top reasons I recommend coaching a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole team:
It is with a very heavy heart that we share with our Girls on the Run St. Louis community that Brad Eastman, our "Original Sparkler," who believed every Girl on the Run should feel strong, capable and celebrated to her finish line and beyond, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 27. Brad taught us what it means to be a Sparkler...how to celebrate, honor and "sparkle" every Girl on the Run.
More than 300 volunteers are needed each season at our 5k event to support our girls on the run as they complete a 5k and their season. Here are five things that make volunteering at the 5k so amazing!
In 2019, our 5k Superstar program raised enough funds to fully support 20 girls for a season! That is 20 girls that were able to experience the transformational Girls on the Run program thanks to the help of those that believe in its mission and impact.
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