STRIDE was started in Chester County Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2009. STRIDE was born out of demands for a boys running program to coincide with the very popular national girls program, Girls On The Run. Parents and community members saw what this program did for girls and felt that there was a need for something comparable for the boys.
During the summer of 2009, a group of invested individuals convened to brainstorm ideas & research to develop a comprehensive program where boys in grades 3-5 could learn life lessons and develop physically with a focus on fun. In the fall of 2009 our STRIDE program began with 15 excited boys at Greenwood Elementary School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and has continued to grow both locally, and nationally.
Since the 2009 we have made several revisions and improvements to the curriculum, developed a second elementary level curriculum, developed a middle school curriculum, and in the summer of 2013 launched the STRIDE program nationally. Most recently we have piloted a STRIDE camp in the sumer and we continue to evaluate feedback from chapters to further strengthen the experience for our participants.
How STRIDE Works: