Program Description

Over the course of 12 days after-school, 4th grade girls work with high school Head Coaches and 8th grade Assistant Coaches on a two-tiered curriculum. For the first 45-60 minutes, girls actively engage in a classroom curriculum that promotes positive self-esteem, interpersonal competencies and healthy lifestyles.  The activities employ various learning techniques, including discussion, writing, reading and crafts.

The second tier of the curriculum is running preparation.  The Coaches lead girls in exercises and practice runs, preparing them to run a 5K on the 13th program day, at the 5K Fun Run.  The 5K run is completely non-competitive and fosters healthy exercise and a sense of accomplishment in the girls.

Program Logistics and Requirements

The GCGR 4th Grade Program takes place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, late April through May.

Program Sites:

In Guilford:
Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street
Women & Family Life Center, 96 Fair Street.

In Madison:
The Country School, 341 Opening Hill Road

Parents may choose their site; your residence or child’s school has no bearing on which GCGR site chosen.
4th grade participants may attend any public or private school and live in any town; parent/guardian responsible for transportation.

Program Hours:
4:00-5:30 (drop-off begins at 3:30)

Program Dates, Spring 2019

All girls in grades 4, 8, 11 & 12 attend all twelve sessions AND the 5K Fun Run on June 5.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm on these dates: Apr 25, 30, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4

***The culminating event, the 5K Fun Run, will be held after school on Wednesday, June 5 at the Surf Club in Madison.

Children must be able to participate in GCGR on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We recommend that your child  have no other after school activities on GCGR program days. Early pick-ups are discouraged.

Program fee:
$140.00 participation fee.

Sibling discount of 30% off the older girl’s registration is available when two girls from the same family register for Gr 4 & Gr 8 in the same year, or twins in the same grade.

Scholarships available.

Please call 203-458-6699 to register your child for one of the 4th grade GCGR sites.
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