Lancaster Connects

Lancaster Connects

Unlocking Star Power and Potential with Jennifer West of Girls on the Run: Episode 79

January 23, 2023

On this episode, Ben & Jeff speak with Jennifer West, a native of Lancaster County and the program director and co-founder of Girls on the Run of Lancaster and Lebanon. Jennifer started the program in 2009 with Carrie Johnson and it has grown from 25 girls to having served over 18,000 girls over the past 13 years.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that uses physical activity and an experienced-based curriculum to empower girls to realize their star power, potential, and inner strength. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of each girl, no matter her circumstances, ability or background. GOTR relies on trained volunteer coaches to lead teams of 8-15 girls in 3rd-8th grade through a 10-week season which culminates in a 5K celebration. The girls leave the program feeling more confident, equipped with conflict resolution tools, and in control of their own thoughts and emotions. 

Tune in on Monday to hear more about the impact GOTR is making in the Lancaster and Lebanon counties and how you can get involved as a volunteer, coach, or supporter.