Local Girls on the Run leaders attend summit
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Two local representatives of Girls on the Run recently attended a conference in Texas. From left are Erika Cooke, director of Girls on the Run of Bradley County; Molly Barker, GOTR founder; and Michelle Mazzolini, board chair of Girls on the Run of Bradley County.
Two local representatives of Girls on the Run recently attended a conference in Texas. From left are Erika Cooke, director of Girls on the Run of Bradley County; Molly Barker, GOTR founder; and Michelle Mazzolini, board chair of Girls on the Run of Bradley County.
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Erika Cooke, director of Girls on the Run of Bradley County, and Michelle Mazzolini, chair of the board of directors, recently attended the annual Girls on the Run Summit conference in San Antonio.

The summit features sessions taught by internationally acclaimed experts in nonprofit management as well as exemplary Girls on the Run council members from across the United States and Canada.

The highlights of this year’s summit was a presentation by Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run, who announced the development of her new program Run 2 Lead for political leaders in Washington, D.C.

Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program that teaches girls in grades 3-8 how to be healthy, joyful, and confident through an interactive curriculum that creatively integrates running.

At the end of each season, the girls run a celebratory 5K (3.1 miles) on Lee University’s campus that is open to the community.

The program is currently offered after school in the Cleveland locations at Mayfield Elementary, Arnold Elementary, North Lee Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Stuart Elementary, Waterville Elementary, the Boys & Girls Clubs, Tennessee Christian Preparatory School and Ocoee Middle School.

Registration for the spring 2014 season is now open.

For more information and to register, visit the organization’s website at www.Girlontherun SETN.org.

Girls on the Run of Bradley County is funded by United Way and offers scholarships to make the program available to all local girls.