Students on the GO! is a team-based program to engage high school students in an active and healthy lifestyle year-round. Students train high school students 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 2014, GO! St. Louis is partnering with 11 St Louis area high schools. Teachers and 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.
New in 2014, 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. Five $,1000 scholarships will be awarded. The 2014 Scholar Athlete Scholarship winners 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.
2014 Schools & Coordinators
- Block Yeshiva – Michelle Mufson
- Cleveland NJROTC – Kristie Metzger
- Gateway – Rick Cusumano
- Jennings – Shannon Moutrie
- McCluer North – Kemba Metroupolous
- Mehlville – Jill Wojewuczki
- Metro – Vivian Turner & Larissa Selimovic
- Pattonville – Shelley Ewig
- Ritenour – Louis Haar-Chapman
- University City – Brian Ashley
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: