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By Kenzie Kramer on 02/22/2017 | Remarkable! People
Girls on the Run encourages girls to embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Just like GOTR girls, GOTR coaches each bring their own unique experiences and backgrounds to their teams. Here are just a few of the remarkable coaches that inspire girls to be their best and work toward their goals:
Kayla is a high school student and junior coach who was first introduced to Girls on the Run as a participant when she was in elementary school. Now, Kayla brings her experiences as a GOTR alumna and current high school student to each Girls on the Run lesson and is able to more deeply relate to what the girls on her team are going through. Kayla has also convinced her friends to volunteer as junior coaches and act as postive teen role models for girls!
Coach Jo became a Girls on the Run coach after participating in a GOTR 5K as a running buddy. When she first signed up to coach, she was also teaching elementary school. Coach Jo is now retired and sees coaching as a way to give back to her community and share her talent of connecting with children. This season, she has the opportunity to coach her granddaughter’s team!
As a teacher, Coach Keith saw coaching for Heart & Sole as a way to connect with his students outside of the classroom. “It helps me to better understand what students are thinking besides what they show in the classroom,” he says. Coach Keith has coached for two seasons and is currently fundraising for Girls on the Run Orlando as a SoleMate for the Glass Slipper Challenge, a weekend-long event where he will run a 10K followed by the Disney Princess Half Marathon.
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