Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

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Key takeaways:

  1. Don’t try to do it all on your own.  If you want to scale up, you need to bring in professional managers and have them establish better processes and procedures.

  2. Don’t get stuck in “The Founder’s Syndrome”. After several heart-to-heart discussions to hold back the founder of Girls on the Run, her colleagues asked her to step back and let things be managed for her.