-Girls on the Run-
Not too long ago, I was messin’ around on Facebook and happened upon a link for the Greater Baton Rouge chapter of Girls on the Run. I clicked it, and was immediately overwhelmed with this sense of purpose. I had heard about GOTR a few years ago from a former client. Upon seeing the information and checking out the website (http://girlsontherungbr.org/), I felt compelled to become a volunteer.
Long story short, I am a Girls on the Run COACH, and I LOVE it!
There simply is nothing more rewarding than being able to make a difference in someone’s life. I have always felt this way when it comes to my role as a fitness professional.
Being able to make a difference as a role model for a preteen girl…now THAT is something that is priceless.
I wish I would have been involved with this program when I was 8-11 years of age.
So, what is MY goal with GOTR? Simply to be able to serve as a mentor to the girls in my group. They are so precious! So animated, energetic, and eager to learn!
We meet twice a week, and each day there is a different lesson. I can’t say enough about how amazing this program is! I was given all the required materials as well as a notebook full of lesson plans for the entire 12-week program. We have covered topics such as peer pressure, self esteem, leadership, teamwork, and feelings.
At the end of the program, all of the girls participate in a 5k run! If you are interested in being a “running buddy” for this race, please go to the GOTR of Greater Baton Rouge site (http://girlsontherungbr.org/) and sign up!
I can definitely say without a doubt that volunteering with this organization has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I am not getting paid to do this. I am not doing it to fulfill any sort of job-related requirements. I am doing it simply because I felt called to do it, and I will continue to be a GOTR coach for as long as i’m able! I love it!
For more information, go to http://girlsontherungbr.org/