Bolstering Self-Esteem in Teen Girls

For the third year, NorthBay Healthcare partnered in 2018 with Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote self-esteem and good health in elementary school-aged girls.

Girls on the Run Napa & Solano is a local nonprofit council of Girls on the Run International. The goal this year is to recruit 37 life coaches, to join the 80-some already signed up to volunteer and serve about 630 girls at 50 school sites in Napa and Solano counties.

Life coaches share their experiences as they co-lead 8 to 15 girls for 75 minutes once or twice a week for 10 weeks. These coaches enjoy being with elementary school 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.