Carroll County Public Schools is pleased to announce that it has formalized a partnership with Girls on the Run of Central Maryland with a joint mission to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

Girls on the Run supports a network of program sites in Carroll County elementary and middle schools. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program which uses running to teach social-emotional life skills to girls and provides life-changing experiences to the women involved in the delivery and development of the program. It also promotes an environment that helps girls  recognize and reach their full potential.

Girls on the Run programs utilize a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running to inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained volunteer coaches lead small teams of 8-20 girls through the research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities, and running games.

Over the course of the 10-week program, girls in grades 3-8 develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Pictured: Jessamine Duvall, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of Central Maryland, and Dr. Steven Lockard, Superintendent of Schools.






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