SPRING 2014 GIRLS ON THE RUN SEASON
Welcome to the Girls on the Run of Greater Mankato -- a life changing, nonprofit prevention program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run combines training for a non-competitive 5k run/walk event with healthy living education. Our program instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training -- all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.
For more information regarding sites & registration please see our Girls on the Run page.
Women of Distinction Nominations Now Open
For the 2014 Women of Distinction, Young Woman of Distinction & Distinctive Difference Awards
The objective of the YWCA Women of Distinction and Young Woman of Distinction Awards is to honor and recognize women from the Greater Mankato Area whose achievements over a sustained period of time have made a significant contribution to community life and embody the mission of the YWCA. The achievements may be through employment and/or volunteer service. Nomination forms are available here.
The YWCA will also be presenting the Distinctive Difference Award to honor and recognize a business or organization from the Greater Mankato Area whose achievements, over a sustained period of time, have made a significant contribution to advancing women and/or people of color into upper management and leadership positions. The achievements may be through the public or private sector and through employment or group/ volunteer service. Nomination forms are available here.
All nominations are due Friday, January 3, 2014 at Noon.
The 2014 Women of Distinction Event will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Verizon Wireless Center in downtown Mankato. Each year the YWCA recognizes three Women of Distinction, one Young Woman of Distiction and one business or organization with the Distinctive Difference Award.
What is our Legacy of Change?
During the making of this video we asked women and girls what the YWCA gives them the power to do. Check out what they had to say.
This video is part of a contest sponsored by GiveMN and Youthprise.