Expansion & Scholarship Support in Black Hawk County – Core Grant

Girls on the Run uses running and other physical activities as a platform for teaching life skills and promoting holistic health outcomes for girls in grades 3-8. The curriculum includes lessons that target helping girls learn critical life skills such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflict that they use at home, at school, and with friends. Completing a 5K gives a girl a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and realizing life goals. This fourth year of IWF funding will support expansion of the program to three new sites in Black Hawk County for a total of 200 girls participating from grades 3-8 at 12 sites.