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Event Details

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 2015, GO! St. Louis is partnering with 13 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 13, 2015 and the winners will be honored at a dinner in April.

The 2014 Scholar Athlete Scholarship recipients were Trevia Blount, Gateway STEM High School; Katie Breakfield, Pattonville High School; Shira Feen, Block Yeshiva; Matthew Graham, McCluer North High School; Maloree Khan, Ritenour High School; Joi Latson, McCluer North High School; Alexandra Rauscher, Pattonville High School and Reneise White, University City High School.

2015 Schools &  Coordinators

  • Cleveland NJROTC High School – Kristie Metzger
  • Gateway STEM High School – Rick Cusumano
  • Jennings High School – Jean Wilkinson and Beverly McClain
  • 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 2014 Students on the GO! News Release HERE
Read the 2014 Scholar Athlete Scholarship News Release HERE

For more information on the Students on the GO! program, please contact Nancy Lieberman at nlieberman@gostlouis.org

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