Program aims to encourage personal development, team building and community connection
Girls on the Run of New Jersey East will serve girls in the Cinnaminson area at its Cinnaminson Memorial Park program site, which will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. starting in early April.
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of eight to 20 girls for a 10-week program that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.
“This has been such a positive program for our young girls in establishing confidence, communication and learning how to be a lifelong encourager, supporter and friend in good times and in times of stress,” local elementary school principal Dr. Jo said. “Our girls are learning that what is right is not always popular. What a wonderful way to learn life lessons and get fit in the meantime!”
Girls on the Run New Jersey East was established in 2000 and has impacted more than 10,000 girls throughout Burlington, Mercer, Essex, Morris and Union Counties. GOTR is generously supported by presenting sponsor R. Seelaus & Company, Inc., a Summit, NJ-based financial services firm. The program fee for the spring season is $199, and financial assistance is available based on a sliding scale. Visit the Girls on the Run of New Jersey East website, girlsontherunnj.org, for more information about the program and for spring season registration, which is underway. Girls from any township are welcome to join.