In 2012 Girls on the Run (GOTR) and Alpha Sigma Alpha established an official partnership.

Alpha Sigma Alpha Girls on the Run spring 2012Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games and culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

The core curriculum of Girls on the Run addresses many aspects of girls’ development- including their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. The same is true for Alpha Sigma Alpha as it relates to women. With common goals, values and a commitment to developing girls and women, the partnership between Alpha Sigma Alpha and Girls on the Run is a perfect match. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha members who would like to volunteer for their local GOTR council should visit www.girlsontherun.org for more information.

Adopt-A-Council

While Alpha Sigma Alpha local involvement has been significant, there are also several Alpha Sigma Alpha chapters and members who participate in our adopt-a-council program. These chapters offer support to councils by:

  • Sending encouraging notes to girls
  • Sponsoring needed supplies like post-race granola bars, lap counters or other items specific to the council
  • Offering registration scholarships to girls who need financial support
  • Any other idea that is mutually agreed upon by the assigned GOTR council and the Alpha Sigma Alpha chapter

If your council has a need or idea about how Alpha Sigma Alpha can be involved, or if your chapter is interested in adopting a council, contact Kim Richard, director of events & programs