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