Kids handing out bags and favors for Girls on the Run

NorthBay Runs With the Girls

Once again, NorthBay Healthcare helped foster a cadre of life coaches by encouraging employees to volunteer for Girls On the Run, a non-profit organization that promotes self-esteem and good health in elementary and middle school-aged girls in Solano County.

Girls on the Run Napa & Solano is a local nonprofit council of Girls on the Run International. It serves about 700 girls at 55 school sites in Napa and Solano counties.

NorthBay Healthcare's Green Valley Administration Center hosted a life coach training session in the spring, and encouraged employees to get involved.

Life coaches share their experiences as they co-lead 8 to 15 girls for 75 minutes once or twice a week for 10 weeks. Women are needed who enjoy being with girls and leading fun life skill games and facilitating girl-driven life discussions.

The program curriculum focuses on teaching girls to identify their unique qualities, comfortably accept praise, encourage others to do their best, and recognize the contributions and strengths of others — all while training to run a 5K. In addition, each group of girls works on a community impact project.

In 2017, one team of NorthBay employees earned accolades after their team at Laurel Creek Elementary School in Fairfield won the prestigious Molly Barker Award for best community service of all 32 schools in the Napa and Solano county Girls on the Run Region.

In addition to Laurel Creek, other schools that offer the Girls On The Run program in Solano County include Fairview, Cordelia Hills, Suisun Valley, Oak Brook, Green Valley.