Join us for a new parent workshop on March 3rd in Branford:

 Join Rosemarie J. Conforti, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication, Media, & Screen Studies at Southern Connecticut State University for this 

FREE workshop that is open to all parents & guardians on March 3rd at 7:00 PM, Trapasso Community House, 46 Church Street in Branford. Professor Conforti will talk about social media and how it is being used by teenagers.

Questions, call Beth at 203.458.6699, ext. 103 or RSVP to join us via email: bskudder@womenandfamilylife.org

Files coming soon.

Play, Challenge Yourself & Discover What You Can Achieve

Girls Coach Girls Run is...

A three-tiered peer mentoring program that was developed by an adolescent clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker that follows a curriculum rooted in the academic research on the emotional development of girls. The program is designed to teach leadership skills, increase self-esteem, enhance interpersonal competencies, and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.  The 90-minute after-school session is split between an indoor social-development curriculum and outdoor physical activities, preparing all girls to run a non-competitive 5K. At the end of the Spring, all the girls participate in a 5K Fun Run as their final activity together. No running experience is required


Volunteer high school juniors and seniors, the Head Coaches (HCs), are trained on the program curriculum which they will teach to the 8th grade participants, who will then become their Coaches in Training (CITs).  After this training is completed, the high school and 8th grade girls lead the 4th graders through the curriculum and activities. GCGR promotes and encourages community building by bringing together girls from different neighborhoods and towns along the Connecticut Shoreline.

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 “This moment I believe will be the springboard for her; she now understands what it feels like to feel success and what it feels like to accomplish a goal…to me that is the key to raising a strong, confident girl.” –parent of a 4th grade participant 

Who may join?

  • Any student in grades 4, 8, 11 and 12, who identifies as female and wants to be a part of the GCGR community!
  • The program welcomes home-schooled youth and students from public, private and parochial schools. 

Program fees & locations

Spring 2020 Locations & Timing

Branford  Tisko Elementary School  3:30 – 5:00    

Guilford Adams Middle School 3:45 – 5:15   

Madison Brown Intermediate School 2:50 – 4:30  


8th grade CIT program fee is $75* 

4th grade participant program fee: $150*

*Like all W&FLC programs, fee waivers are available upon request.  

Contact Beth Skudder at 203.458.6699, ext. 103 or via email: bskudder@womenandfamilyife.org for more information. 

 


Program calendar

  • High School Head Coaches (HCs):
    • Training: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm on Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, and Tuesday, April 21.
    • Program with 4th graders: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 on April 23, 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; June 2.
    • NOTE:  All steps must be completed by noon on December 16, 2019.  
  • 8th Grade Coaches in Training (CITs):
    • Training: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00, on March 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, and Tuesday, April 21.
    • Program with 4th graders: 3:30-5:30 on April 23, 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; June 2
  • 4th Grade Participants:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays after school: April 23, 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; June 2.


    All participants come together for the culminating event, the 5K Fun Run, after school on Wednesday, June 3 at the Surf Club in Madison, CT 

    (Rain date: Thursday, June 4) 

Registration

For Coach in Training families (girls in grade 8)

 Step 1: Parent/Guardian completes on-line Parent/Guardian and Student Information Pages then chooses the Coach in Training Register link and submits payment/requests scholarship. (link here)  

 Step 2: All 8th grade students complete the on-line application. (link here


For 4th Grade Participants

 Step 1: Parent/Guardian completes on-line Parent/Guardian and Student Information Pages then chooses their Site Preference Register link and submits payment/requests scholarship. (link here)

  

Information Sessions for Parents & Girls 

We have three sessions to choose from:

Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM

Monday, March 09 at 6:00 PM

All sessions will be held in the Carriage House located behind the 

Women & Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street, Guilford, CT

 

Thank you to our program sponsors:

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