Girls on the Run Napa & Solano

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Girls on the Run Napa & Solano fosters a healthy mindset and life strategies in girls through experiential learning discussions, out-door play activities, and running or moving after-school throughout Napa & Solano counties. Young girls (ages 8 to 13), and particularly, those who come from traditionally under-represented ethnic and racial groups and low income families will be given the opportunity to learn positive behavioral health strategies by participating in the preventative youth development program that positively impacts their social & emotional learning, particularly mindset, and physical health so that they are more resilient and are better prepared to make healthy life choices and understand the meaning of being a caring community member.

Age Groups Served
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
Geographical Area Served
  • City of Amercian Canyon
  • City of Angwin
  • City of Benicia
  • City of Calistoga
  • City of Fairfield
  • City of Napa
  • City of Rio Vista
  • City of St. Helena
  • City of Suisun
  • City of Vacaville
  • City of Vallejo
  • City of Yountville
  • County Napa
  • County Solano
  • State of California
Services Offered
  • Social Emotional Learning
Girls on the Run core values are to: Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making; Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness; Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions; Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health; Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent; and Stand up for ourselves and others. Girls on the Run Napa & Solano honors its core values and brings the Girls on the Run mission to life within our adult world by intentionally incorporating the curriculum into our way of being. Our way of being is to: Share our positive mindset with others and invite the use of personal adjectives to celebrate what makes us unique; Within meetings and community events incorporate experiential getting on board activities and movement; Share openly while providing the space for others to share themselves, and Foster joy and promote self care; End meetings with acknowledgement of contributions with Energy Awards; Express gratitude, compassion and empathy with each other, our girls, families and community partners; Foster inclusion, empowerment and equality for all.
1. Nationally & locally conduct participant pre/post survey that relate to the 5 C + 1(caring, competence, confidence, character, connectedness and community contribution with Harter's Self-Perception Profile for Children, Caring Behavior Scale, Physical Activity frequency/duration, screen time) at least every three years. Locally include body image, and bullying. Locally, the pre/post survey is given to 16-22 schools. Statistical significant analysis is completed for all and initially low scoring participants. Goal: Achieve statistical improvement for girls with lower starting scores. 2. Locally, complete an analysis of life skill transfer beyond the program in the post survey for all participants. 3. Analyze girls who complete the 5K and community impact project. Goal: 90%. 4. Review on-line parent survey relative to how much the girls behaviors have changed due to GOTR. Goal: Average 4 (agree/strongly agree). 5. Review numbers relative to goals: Girls served, low-income/ethnic & racial group girls, volunteers. Goal: achieve numbers.

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