The Steuben Rural Health Network would like to announce their newest initiative, Girls on the Run, slated to begin this fall in Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler County. Girls on the Run is an evidence-based, international program offered to preteen girls. This program provides preteen girls with the skills to develop self-confidence and lead a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum addresses all aspects of the girl’s mental, physical, and social wellbeing. The curriculum includes a series of lessons complete with self-respect building activities and uplifting workouts. During the course of the program, the girls will choose and complete a community service project. At the culmination of the program, the girls run or walk a non-competitive 5k open to all members of their community.
In our region, the program will be free to all girls in grades 3 through 5 interested in participating. This is possible because of the collaborative effort of all of our community partners, including the Corning YMCA, the Hornell YMCA, the Elmira YWCA, the Chemung Co. Youth Bureau, the Woodhull Family Resource Center, St. James Community Wellness, and Steuben Council on Addictions. Girls on the Run sessions will begin at the start of the 2012/2013 school year. The 5K will be held in October after the girls complete the lesson series. For more information on how you can participate, or how your agency can become a GOTR site, please contact SRHN at 607-776-9467.
About the Steuben Rural Health Network
The Steuben Rural Health Network is a collaboration of over 45 health and human service organizations dedicated to improving community health and wellness in Steuben County. It is service of the Institute for Human Services. For more information visit www.steubenrhn.org.
About The Institute for Human Services
The Institute for Human Services is a non-profit management support organization founded in 1984. The Institute provides management support, information and referral, organizational development, research and technology services to planners, funders and providers serving the Southern Tier of New York State. For more information visit www.ihsnet.org.