2019 Girls on the Run Grant


Junior League of Reno Awards $30,000 Grant to Girls on the Run for Title 1 School Scholarships

RENO, NEV. – The Junior League of Reno awarded $30,000 to Girls on the Run Sierras to sponsor six Washoe County Title 1 schools. The grant gives more girls the ability to participate in the program which focuses not only on physical activity but teaches skills in character development, teamwork, and community service. The curriculum runs for ten weeks from September to November and culminates with a celebratory 5K event at UNR on November 17.

“The mission of the Junior League is to build a better community by empowering women and children,” said Julianne Bradford, President of the Junior League. “We are thrilled to partner with Girls on the Run, because they teach the skills the next generation of strong, female leaders, community advocates, and role models will need.”

For Fall 2019, of the 30 Washoe County schools participating Girls on the Run program, 12 are low income schools.

“This partnership with Junior League Reno allows Girls on the Run to expand our unique programs and allow for more low-income girls to have access to lessons on healthy lifestyle choices, building confidence and identifying avenues to help their local community,” said Girls on the Run Executive Director Joy Heuer.

Interested in supporting the Northern Nevada community and Girls on the Run? Learn more on their website GirlsOnTheRunSierras.org where you can also sign up to coach or make a donation.

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About Junior League of Reno

The Junior League of Reno, Inc. (JLR), is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLR strives to be a thought leader and catalyst in addressing issues affecting our community. JLR makes a difference through voluntarism, leadership and community collaboration.  JLR is currently working to end childhood hunger and homelessness in Northern Nevada. Learn more at www.jlreno.org.

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. The program works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. The Girls on the Run curriculum is one of only 3 programs recognized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a top social-emotional learning (SEL) experience for kids. Learn more at www.girlsontherunsierras.org.