The Germaine Lawrence Run Club is a mentoring program promoting healthy lifestyles for girls residing at the Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, Massachusetts. Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment program for adolescent girls who are experiencing family, school and social difficulties. The girls live, attend school, and receive treatment at the center. The running club introduces the girls to running as one of many activities that supports a healthy lifestyle. The running club meets monthly with and participants warm up, participate in a group physical activity, and then conclude the session with a healthy snack and a discussion about the importance of activity. Run Club activities are designed to promote a life-long love of being active.
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