Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County evaluates our program impact annually. We provide a unique positive youth development program for girls with evidence-based results. Unlike traditional athletic programs, the Girls on the Run curricula couple physical activity with a whole-person philosophy to provide the positive benefits of physical activity without increasing the risk of unhealthy attitudes about body image and eating.
Evaluation results show that participation in Girls on the Run improves girls’ self-esteem, body size satisfaction, and physical activity behaviors to a statistically significant extent. Also noted are positive changes regarding attitudes towards physical activity, health behaviors, and empowerment.
Our Annual Impact Report (2012) is also available for download here: 2012 Impact Report