Girls on the Run of Atlanta

History: In 2000, with seed funding from the Atlanta Women's Foundation, Girls on the Run of Atlanta established partnerships with public and private schools and community sites to start two after-school programs for girls in 3rd through 8th grades.

Did you know: Today, Girls on the Run of Atlanta has 150 after-school programs across Atlanta. More than 1,600 girls participate in one of the organization's 12-week programs each season. These experience-based programs and a one-week summer camp focus on building social, emotional, and physical confidence, culminating in a 5k run.

Its motto: "We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."

How you can help: Become a positive influence as a coach. Monetary donations can support the scholarship fund, the purchase of running shoes and sports bras, or provide free entry into the 5k run for girls in the program. Participate or volunteer in the Spring or Fall 5k as a fun way to give back.

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