The ProgramYWCA Sioux Falls’ Girls on Track program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by using a fun, experience-based curriculum which integrates running. The program is an extension of Girls on the Run, which started locally in 2005 as a Sioux Empire United Way initiative, and serves more than 500 girls in 36 elementary schools. Girls on Track is a ten week after school program for middle school girls who meet twice a week for an hour.
The Finish LineResearch shows that girls who are physically active perform better academically and have higher self-esteem. Girls on Track participants complete a pre and post survey answering questions about their self-esteem, body image and physical activity. Outcomes from the pilot session include:
Learn more about Girls on Track by checking out EmBe's website.