Through funding from Portland Parks and Recreation and Rite Aid Healthy Futures, coaches who elect their interest may be able to receive a stipend of $200 as appreciation for their commitment to the program and support for personal costs incurred with coaching such as transportation and childcare.
We know that Girls on the Run is a more inclusive and impactful experience when coaches mirror the participants. To ensure we best represent the communities we serve, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals, people from low-income communities, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply to coach these teams. To do so, apply via our coach application. Accepted and placed coaches will receive an email two weeks prior to the start of the season regarding requesting coaching stipends. Stipends will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to coaches who request this support.
This project is made possible by funding from the City of Portland through Portland Parks & Recreation’s Community Partnership Program and the Rite Aid Healthy Futures program. We hope to expand this opportunity in future years.