Girls on the Run of Coconino County

Overview

 

The mission of Girls on the Run of Coconino County is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. We fulfill our mission by offering curriculum-based, experiential, 12-week afterschool programs that use the power of running to give adolescent girls the tools to:

  • celebrate their bodies
  • honor their voices
  • recognize their gifts
  • activate their personal power

Women volunteers from the community are trained to facilitate Girls on the Run® programs, serving as coaches and positive adult role models. Our goal is to empower girls to reach their full emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical potential. Our objective is to reduce pregnancies, eating disorders, depression, suicide attempts, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, and confrontations with the juvenile justice system among the girls who participate in our programs.

Internship opportunities with Girls on the Run are available during the fall and spring semesters for women who want to gain hands-on experience facilitating a 12-week prevention program for adolescent girls in Flagstaff, and develop their program coordination and community outreach skills. Special projects may also be developed based on the intern's professional interests and goals.

Qualifications

To qualify, you must:

  • be female and at least 18 years old
  • have a strong commitment to the mission of Girls on the Run®
  • take an interest in the issues facing girls and women today
  • possess commitment to a healthy, balanced, drug- and tobacco-free lifestyle
  • have a desire to serve as a positive, reliable, honest role model for girls and women
  • possess excellent verbal communication skills
  • have experience working with children and youth a plus
  • be flexible and improvise when needed
  • complete a volunteer application and interview
  • consent to a background check

Apply

For more information contact Carri Brandt or go on the website.