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GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC INCORPORATED

aka Girls on the Run NYC   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.gotrnyc.org

Mission

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls on the Run NYC serves the five boroughs of New York City.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Allison Hauser

Main address

77 Sands Street Sixth Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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EIN

27-0131315

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

By age 9, girls’ self-confidence begins to decline. 50% of girls ages 10 to 13 experience bullying such as name calling and exclusion at a time when peer relationships become more central to girls’ lives. Additionally, physical activity levels decline starting at age 10 and continue to decline throughout adolescence. These gender-based disparities are even more pronounced in NYC, with many young girls facing additional barriers, including poverty, discrimination, and mental health challenges. It doesn’t have to be this way. Girls on the Run NYC is dedicated to promoting positive youth development, and improvements in social, psychological, and physical behaviors of young girls. Through our program, girls build leadership and social ties at a crucial point in their development. In addition, at the culmination of each ten week session, the girls engage in a community outreach initiative, volunteering with local nonprofits and giving back to their communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. Over the course of the program, girls will:

Develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes (e.g., physical, mental, social, and spiritual health).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. Over the course of the program, girls will:

Develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes (e.g., physical, mental, social, and spiritual health).

Our Heart and Sole Program is targeted for girls aged 11-13, navigating different life challenges and growth. We work with them to foster confidence, connection, community, and contribution.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Girls on the Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers for Girls on the Run NYC include trained and certified coaches, committee members, board leaders, Community Leadership Committee members, and 5k volunteers.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Girls on the Run

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Girls on the Run NYC serves girls between the ages of 8-13 through a ten week program promoting social and emotional skill building while creatively integrating running.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

With Girls on the Run NYC, we’re reaching girls at an age when they’re developing lasting attitudes towards health and fitness. In building accessible physical education through running into girls’ lives at a young age, we’re building the muscle for healthy activity over their lifetime.

But Girls on the Run is about so much more than running; we’re building healthy social and emotional skills alongside physical fitness, integrating discussions on healthy eating and nutrition, body image, academic success, and relationships. Girls are learning to see their bodies as strong, capable, and powerful, a key factor in combating negative messaging and harmful imagery. This is particularly important in NYC, where many girls are facing increased risks for unhealthy/restrictive eating, type II diabetes, and heart disease.

At the end of our season, as each girl crosses the finish line, she’s building skills that will last her a lifetime.

Girls on the Run NYC provides positive youth development programming to girls aged 8-13.

Our program runs twice each year in public, independent, and private schools and in community sites. Over ten weeks, girls in the program are led by 2-3 coaches over 20 sessions, each including discussion, reflection, and exercise over 90 minutes.

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. The program inspires girls to build lives of purpose and to make a meaningful contribution to community and society. This comes to life through a key element of the curricula when the girls in each team identify, create and execute a community service project. The ten week program culminates in a celebratory 5k event, where girls achieve a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

Since 2006, we have grown to serve over 1,400 girls each year. To date, we have seen an annual 10-15% increase in demand for our trainings and requests for on-site support to provide our services to students facing economic inequality.

Our program is built to improve health and social outcomes and foster values of active community engagement for young girls in NYC. Within our program, Girls on the Run NYC:

- Develops and implements a creative, evidence-based 10 week curriculum in Fall and Spring seasons for girls throughout the five boroughs,
- Maintains a 65-80% full scholarship rate for students,
- Trains coaches from local communities to mentor and support program participants,
- Holds local community impact projects, led by the girls in the program, at the end of each season,
- Hosts a celebratory 5k for program participants, showing them that they can achieve their goals, and
- Shows 97% success in growth of social and emotional outcomes for participants in our program.

An independent, peer-reviewed 2016 study conducted by Dr. Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, shows that Girls on the Run’s program provides lasting change in girl’s reported competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, physical activity, and life skills. Furthermore, the study found that Girls on the Run’s program makes a stronger impact than organized sports and physical education programs, including additional strategies for managing emotions, resolving, conflict, helping others, and making intentional decisions. More information can be found at http://www.gotrnyc.org/impact

For Girls on the Run NYC, success is reaching more girls, ensuring that girls throughout NYC are able to access our program and have all the equipment and support they need to succeed. We’ve seen incredible growth each year, and demand within the city is increasing.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 06/03/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Diane Weinberger

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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