Girls on the Run seeks volunteer life coaches

By From page A4 | August 21, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Girls on the Run of Napa and Solano, an after-school program, is looking for 14 women life coaches to volunteer their time to serve as mentors.

A press release says they are seeking women to inspire young girls to believe in themselves and their dreams by facilitating life-skills discussions and outdoor games.

The volunteers are needed to work once to twice a week for a little more than an hour for 10 weeks, from Sept. 8 through Nov. 15 at one of two dozen groups located at local schools, according to the group’s organizers.

Registration for the fall 2014 program opens Thursday at participating schools in Fairfield and in Napa County. The program consists of life-skills discussions on subjects such as eating healthy, gaining self-confidence and standing up to bullies, as well as games and training for a noncompetitive 5-kilometer run and community service project.

Last year, Girls on the Run had 515 girls participating at 22 schools. It is open to all girls from 8 to 14. Girls on the Run is a part of Girls on the Run International.

For more information, send an email to Teri Stevens at [email protected] or go to www.gotmapasolano.org.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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