Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by using lessons which creatively integrate physical activity to help them learn valuable life skills. The program comes to girls at a time when they can experience social exclusion or struggle to find their place.
So... there's lots to like! But there are a few specific reasons Girls on the Run resonates with the Punchpass team:
In the Punchpass community, we believe in the relationship between physical fitness and broader wellbeing.
Girls on the Run does too. They give girls the opportunity to experience this connection for themselves with a fun curriculum that emphasizes the link between physical and emotional health.
Punchpass is an international community, and Girls on the Run is too.
They are U.S.-based, but they are starting a pilot this spring to expand into Canada and into rural communities in the U.S. They anticipate continued expansion into other countries.
Charity Navigator rates them highly for accountability and transparency. So you can be sure that your donations reach the girls.
43% of girls who participate in Girls on the Run receive financial support.
Our donations help to ensure that no girl is ever turned away from this great program.