A Community Youth Development Leader
Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is a non-profit organization and the largest independent Council of our national organization, Girls on the Run International. We are locally based in Fairfax, VA and our focus is on the girls and families of the 8 jurisdictions that comprise the Northern Virginia community we serve: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. Our program is one of inclusion and we are proud that the diversity of the girls in our program reflects the diversity of our region.
Beyond the almost 7,000 girls we serve every year, we engage over 800 volunteers each season, and partner with a broad list of community leaders and organizations within Northern Virginia:
Community Outreach: Let's Move the Needle on Child Obesity, Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition
Health, Evaluation, and Training: George Mason University, INOVA Health Foundation
Corporate Partners: UnitedHealthcare, INOVA Health System, The Runningbrooke Foundation, UPS, Volkswagen, Hair Cuttery, Virginia Spine Institute and many others.
In recent years, there has been a national debate about how to address the issues of childhood obesity and improve the overall health and well-being of our nation's youth. And issues such as bullying and the impact of the media, and the desire for positive role models have brought into focus the need to develop programs that address these issues head on.
For over 12 years, we've advocated for and delivered programs which focus on fitness, character development, positive reinforcement of each individual child, and of course, fun.
As we look to the future, we are committed to delivering more programs which foster a respect for healthy living while celebrating the individual.
We understand the responsibility it takes to be a community leader in Northern Virginia, and are inspired by the energy and enthusiasm of our community partners. We're dedicated to insuring that we deliver programs that -- backed by research -- continue to make an impact. We believe that our success comes only with the success of each of the girls, coaches, and communities we serve. And as we continue to serve the communities of Northern Virginia, we welcome your participation and support.