The mission of Girls on the Run Treasure Valley (GOTRTV) is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. We honor the following values: recognizing one’s responsibility for intentional decision making, embracing differences, finding strength in connectedness and leading with an open heart. Nurturing physical, emotional and spiritual health is central to our curriculum, as is teaching expression of joy, optimism and gratitude. Lessons are designed to provide girls the confidence and tools they need to make healthy decisions, stand up to peer pressure and avoid risky adolescent behaviors such as drug or alcohol use, early sexual activity, eating disorders and obesity. GOTRTV is a physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. Most importantly, GOTRTV is dedicated to serving all girls, regardless of their socioeconomic status – we never turn anyone away. Many participants and their families rely on scholarship and other financial assistance in order to take part in the program. Offering financial aid and discounted fees is crucial to keeping the program active and effective in higher need areas of the Treasure Valley.