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Students on the GO! is a team-based program to engage high school students in an active and healthy lifestyle year-round. Students train to run or walk (or a combination of both!) the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon each April. Students embark on a personal journey of self-discovery where they explore and experience the lifelong benefits of a comprehensive health and fitness program.

Program Goals

The goal of the program is to target students who could use the benefits of a structured running or walking activity. The program engages them to experience the benefits of goal-setting, discipline, teamwork, improved health and a feeling of accomplishment in a positive and supportive environment.

Participation

For 2017, GO! St. Louis will partner with 16 St Louis area high schools. Principals, Teachers along with students will follow a 20-week incremental training program schedule. The GO! St. Louis staff, along with outside experts support the team members with motivation, nutrition tips and training tools to carry out the program. Students train a few days a week after school and then complete one weekly long run on Saturdays in Forest Park.

Incentives

Students and teachers involved in the program earn incentives for attendance that are also a benefit to their running and walking training. These include running shoes, a race-day shirt and finisher’s jacket. Students also receive complimentary entries into other GO! St. Louis events in June and October.

Scholarship Program

Qualifying students may apply to the Students on the GO! scholarship program for financial assistance to pursue post K-12 accredited job skills training, two or four-year higher education degrees. Applications are due March 10, 2017 and the winners will be honored at a dinner in May.

The 2016 Scholar Athlete Scholarship recipients were: Jacelynn Allen (University City High),Jessica Bailey (Pattonville High), Payton Davis (Pattonville High), Morgan Garner (Pattonville High), Julie Halveland (Pattonville High), Alexis Horras (Collinsville High), Aaron Mansdoerfer (Pattonville High) and Hannah Schaljo (McCluer North High).
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2015–2016 Schools & Coordinators

Central CVPA High School — Shauna Cunningham
Cleveland NJROTC High School — Tiffany Spain
Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience — Benicia Hunt
Collinsville High School — Emily Reed
Gateway STEM High School — Rick Cusumano
Lindbergh High School — Laura Swearingen
McCluer North High School — Yvonne Bonner / Kelly York
Mehlville  High School — Jill Wojewuczki
Metro Academic and Classical High School — Lisa Brougham
Oakville High School — Laura Bishop / Bill Ebert
Parkway Central High School — Terri O’Leary
Parkway North High School — Becky Bright
Parkway West High School — Katie Hashley / Tommie Rowe
Pattonville High School — Shelley Christian
Ritenour High School — Louise Haar-Chapman
University City High School — Brian Ashley

Read the 2015 Students on the GO! News Release HERE
Read the 2015 Scholar Athlete Scholarship News Release HERE

For more information on the Students on the GO! program, please contact Alison Berger at aberger@gostlouis.org.

Students on the GO! is supported by:

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