Anderson Children's Foundation

Girls on the Run

Coachella Valley Program Expansion (2021-2022)

Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using and experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

At Girls on the Run we inspire ALL girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions, while fostering care and compassion for self and others. Trained coaches use physical activity and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life. Girls meet twice a week in small teams for 90 minutes with trained coaches to explore topics related to self-esteem, relationship building and community engagement. At the end of the 10-week season girls participate in a non-competitive 5K, open to the public.

Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Studies show that by adolescence, girls' confidence drops about twice as much as boys'. Stressors related to COVID-19 have undoubtedly affected girls, between social isolation, anxiety and more limited opportunities for physical activity. Girls need us now more than ever.

We believe that EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL. By knowing they are the leaders of their lives, these are the girls who WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

Contact: Stephanie Witkowski Executive Director
Address: PO Box 21044
Riverside, CA 92516
Phone: (951) 888-0713