Registration is open now for adults interested in coaching in the spring Girls on the Run of Vermont program.
This physical activity and positive youth development program inspires girls in third through eighth grades to be joyful, healthy and confident.
The 10-week program incorporates running to teach critical life skills, encourages personal development and fosters team building and community service.
Volunteer coaches utilize a curriculum to engage teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons. Teams meet twice a week for 90 minutes and the program culminates with all teams participating in a 5k event.
Girls on the Run Vermont serves girls at 90 sites in Northern Vermont and needs 350 coaches this spring including at Charlotte Central School and Hinesburg Community School.
Coaches do not need to be runners but are required to be at least 18 to serve as an assistant or 21 to serve as a head coach. All volunteer coaches must complete a background check and attend a training session. Information online at gotrvt.org/coach.