Girls on the Run Columbia Valley is a local chapter of a national organization focused on improving the lives of girls in 3rd-8th grades. This after school program incorporates running to facilitate lessons in self-esteem, positive decision making, team work and involvement in one’s community. The goal of the program is to give girls the tools to become strong, confident members of their community that make the choices that positively affect their social, physical and mental selves. At each lesson, the girls run and train for a 5k which they complete at the end of the program. For more information, visit their website at GOTRColumbiaValley.org or check out their Facebook page.