Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-5th grade girls that has served over one million girls across the country. Girls on the Run serving Dubois County, which held it’s first season in 2015, has served 190 girls throughout the Dubois County area. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The 10-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.