Girls on the Run of Nebraska

Agency
Agency name: 
Girls on the Run of Nebraska
Address: 
4600 Valley Road, #321
City: 
Lincoln
State: 
Nebraska
Zip: 
68510
Phone: 
402-610-5355
Mission: 

Girls on the Run of Nebraska seeks positive female role models to coach at several area schools in 2014. The spring season will run March 3 to May 14. GOTR is a national nonprofit organization that combines exercise, education and mentoring to promote self-esteem, goal-setting and healthy living in 3rd- through 6th-grade girls.
Girls on the Run programs combine exercise, education and mentoring to promote self-confidence and healthy habits in girls in grades 3 through 6 in across Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Teams meet for 75-minutes hour after school for two times per week for 10 weeks to play interactive running games to train to walk/run a 5K. Lessons on teamwork, goal-setting, communication and health are incorporated with the physical games so girls get much more than exercise.
Girls on the Run programs combine exercise, education and mentoring to promote self-confidence and healthy habits in girls in grades 3 through 6 in across Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Teams meet for 75-minutes hour after school for two times per week for 10 weeks to play interactive running games to train to walk/run a 5K. Lessons on teamwork, goal-setting, communication and health are incorporated with the physical games so girls get much more than exercise.

Contact
Contact name: 
Amy Cyphers Carr
Phone: 
402-484-6831
Available projects
Projects: 

Coaches meet with teams after school for 75 minutes twice a week to play active games and train for a 5K run/walk. Background check, training and a car are required. Total time commitment is about 32 hours per season. Coaching is a blast! The girls' energy and enthusiasm are contagious and you'll have just as much fun as they do. You DON'T have to be a runner to coach or help with our program -- You just need to live a healthy lifestyle, a positive attitude and a desire to help girls succeed. Nonsmokers only, please. We have many opportunities to get involved.

Preferred qualifications: 
Female. Coaches don't have to be runners to participate. They need to be positive female role models who can create a supportive, noncompetitive environment to promote our own brand of "Girl Power" and a sense that these girls are capable of doing more than they think they can.
Length of commitment: 
The overall time commitment for first-time coaches is about 32 hours. That includes up to 20 meetings with your team; three hours on 5K day; and coach training.
Hours/days per week: 
Our greatest need right now is at schools with 3 p.m. start times on Tue/Thu.
Training orientation: 
Coach training is fun and informal. We learn about the philosophy of the program and play some of the games the girls play. We do conduct a background check, so you'd need to bring your driver's license (and CPR card if you're certified).
Application process: 
If you're interested, e-mail me to let me know: