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.
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.
For 2016, 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.
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.
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 11, 2016 and the winners will be honored at a dinner in May.
The 2015 Scholar Athlete Scholarship recipients were: Michelle Cummings (Pattonville High),Danielle Hayes (Patttonville High), Stephen He (Parkway Central High), Cassandra Keller (Pattonville High), Minki Kim (Parkway Central), Judah Nixon (McCluer North High), Adrianna Thomas (Gateway STEM High) and Jacob Zak (Mehlville High).
2015 Schools & Coordinators
- Cleveland NJROTC High School – Kristie Metzger
- Gateway STEM High School – Rick Cusumano
- Lindbergh High School – Andy Croley
- McCluer North High School – Kemba Metroupolous
- Mehlville High School– Jill Wojewuczki
- Metro Academic & Classical High School – Victoria Turner
- Oakville High School – Laura Bishop and Bill Ebert
- Parkway Central High School – Terri O’Leary
- Parkway North High School – Becky Bright
- Pattonville High School – Shelley Ewig
- Ritenour High School – Louis 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 Nancy Lieberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students on the GO! is supported by: