Office Hours
8:30am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday

Main Telephone
269-621-3143

Maps

Office Locations
Hartford
Cassopolis
Dowagiac


Van Buren County Main Office


Cass County Main Office


Mission
To educate and prepare girls for a life time of self-respect and healthy living.

GOTR Race Brochure

Online Registration

Girls on the Run

For 3rd-5th graders

Girls on the Run is a nationally recognized program. It is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls ages eight to thirteen years old. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a 10-week character building curriculum that teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The program is funded by donations and community support.

Objectives
Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.

 

             

 

      

Pictures from the 2008 VBCGOTR Season

2010 Van Buren County Girls on the Run Locations
Bloomingdale
Covert

Decatur
Gobles

Hartford

Lawrence
Lawton
Paw Paw
South Haven

2010 Cass County Girls on the Run Locations

Cassopolis

Dowagiac

Edwardsburg

Marcellus

Van Buren/Cass Girls on the Run Council Director

Julie Bos, MA, CFLE

57418 CR 681

Hartford MI  49057

269-621-3143 ext 371

jebos@vbcassdhd.org

Girls on Track

For 6th-8th graders

The Girls on the Run curriculum has been in use since the fall of 1996. Since that time thousands of girls have been through the program-but what we soon discovered is, they were having so much fun and getting so connected, they wanted something that would carry them through middle school. We originally wanted to call it Girls on the Run for Middle Schoolers. The girls who were participating told us they wanted something they could call their own. Hence the birth of Girls on Track.

The principal philosophies and psychological research for both programs are the same yet the depth of processing the topics varies with the two different curricula. We can go into more targeted and age-appropriate discussion regarding certain topics (eating disorders, tobacco and alcohol use, personal/internet safety and harassment to name a few) with the middle school participants, whereas with the younger girls the discussion remains a bit more vague or may not occur at all.

2010 Van Buren/Cass Girls on Track Locations

No locations at this time

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Van Buren/Cass Girls on the Run is an affiliate of

Girls on the Run International

Visit their Website for more info on the national program
http://www.girlsontherun.org

 

National Sponsors Include:

 

Click Here to see the 2009 Local Sponsors

 

 

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