Mentors/Teachers/Coaches

More Than An Internship

For one of my graduation requirements, I needed to fulfill an internship/practicum course. As I was going through the list of options, Girls on the Run stood out to me. I had heard of Girls...

Girls on the Run is so much fun!

I volunteered this year for Girls on the Run Central KY and it was life changing. I am currently a college student studying Nursing, so I was a little nervous about being with a group of...

An Audience is Watching

The school that I coach for Girls on the Run sits in the inner city of Allentown. As the guidance counselor shared with me the first day, it isn’t in the “sexy” part of the city that...

Tell Her She Can Run

At the age of 9, my daughter was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent and funny. Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength and she was using that strength to become a...

She Had It In Her All Along

I often believe that the best way to celebrate someone’s birthday is to focus on the impact they have made on the universe. Today, I want to celebrate and say Happy Birthday to Girls on...

women's stories

Finding me

As a young woman I struggled with who I was. Not because I did not like who I was but because I had so many interests & wanted to be so many things I could not say “No”. In...

GOTR Girls and Women Changed My Life

I have been directly and indirectly involved with GOTR for 12 years starting as a coach, then a run committee member then member of our local council board. As a coach, I learned to look at...

Why I run

Growing up I never thought of myself as sporty or athletic– that was my sister. She was coordinated, aggressive and an all-star athlete like my dad. I considered myself to be...

Learning Not to Quit

I posted a video last night of an overexuberant set of coaches cheering on a girl for finishing a practice 5K in our Girls on the Run program. I am sure that some of you shook your heads...

Me today

Hello my name is Aisha Rana. I have spent major part of my life in studying Engineering and Alhamdulillah I am a Telecommunication engineer now. Although art and Engineering both fields are...