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.
“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
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: email@example.com for more information.
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)
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
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