Posted Suzanna McCloskey on 12/17/2015 |General
Thanks to our generous supporters, Girls on the Run was able to make a significant impact in 2015 and accomplish several key initiatives to reach more girls nationwide.
One girl at a time, we’ve inspired one million girls to activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams. From coast to coast, we’ve helped girls learn that their worth comes from within, that healthy relationships matter and that they can be a force for good in their communities. We’ve served 1 million girls since our inception, including 179,000 this year alone! That’s 12,500 teams in 2015, each that create and implement a community impact project to improve their community and their world! And we’re not stopping now – our goal is to serve one million more girls by 2020!
Heart & Sole creates a safe and structured space for girls to develop life skills they will use in adolescence and beyond. The skills girls learn, such as goal setting, boundary setting, asking for and giving help and identifying support systems, are applicable to any girl regardless of her location, making the program highly accessible. At the center of the curriculum are the girls, who take on leadership roles, tell us what matters to them, what they need and how they would like to grow during the season. Girls learn about their personal strength, connect with peers in meaningful ways and have an impact on the world around them.
One participant said, “I learned to trust myself more, know who I am, stop and think and help someone else out, even if I don’t know her.”
We launched the GOTR Giving Platform, a branded fundraising platform to promote giving to our organization in a fun and meaningful way. The GOTR Giving Platform is a way for our supporters to make an impact and raise funds for Girls on the Run councils while leveraging the popularity of peer-to-peer giving! Fundraisers can set up a project and engage their friends and families to raise funds for their local GOTR council. We are excited about the opportunity that the GOTR Giving Platform provides to drive revenue, increase awareness of our organization and to acquire new supporters.
Gifts to Girls on the Run enable our organization to write and deliver quality programming for girls, host trainings for staff and volunteers and reach out to underserved areas to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to unleash their limitless potential and follow their dreams. Your donation will help our organization continue to develop innovative, impactful and life-changing programming for girls.