WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County has announced it’s partnering with Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, bringing the program to girls in grades 3 through 8 in the county.
Girls on the Run is a development program that uses physical activity to help inspire young girls to be “joyful, healthy and confident.” Volunteer coaches guide the girls through the character-building 10-week sessions. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since it began in 1996.
“We are thrilled to bring our program to Black Hawk County to serve more girls in Eastern Iowa,” said Kelly
Teeseilnk, Executive Director of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa. “We’re grateful for our partnership with the
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County. Their support provides a foundation to expand with intention and maintain
the high quality of our program.”
And the YMCA couldn’t be more thrilled about this partnership.
“We have been working on bringing Girls on the Run to the Cedar Valley for the past year and are so excited to see it coming to fruition. This program will make such a positive difference in the lives of our girls in the Cedar Valley,” said Angie Widner, Chief Executive Officer of the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County.
Girls on the Run will be offered at 37 locations, including three sites in Black Hawk County. Those are Lou Henry Elementary in Waterloo, Poyner Elementary in Evansdale, and Aldrich Elementary in Cedar Falls. And, thanks to sponsor VGM Group, the program is available to every girl who is interested.
The spring season for the program begins February 18. Registration is currently open. Registration forms can be found on the Black Hawk County YMCA website.
Visit the Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa Facebook page by clicking here.