Girls on the Run of the High Country

Sponsored by the ASU Institute for Health and Human Services, GOTR: Girls on the Run is a life-changing after school program for 3rd through 5th grade girls. The highly interactive curriculum combines self-esteem enhancing lessons with uplifting workouts aimed to develop the whole girl; her physical, mental, emotional and social self. Young girls are empowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement, and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, contented and self-confident women

For more information, please contact Mary Sheryl Horine at (828) 262-7557 or send email to

  Understanding Self Group

Sponsored by the ASU Counseling and Psychological Services Center, this is a group to promote healthy relationships, self-esteem and positive mental health.

For more information, please call Densie Lovin at (828) 262-3180.

  Leadership Initiative for Female Teens (LIFT)

Sponsored by the Mountain Alliance. This is a Watauga High School program for teens in need of positive support and role modeling.

Please call (828) 263-0383 for more information.

  The Girl Circle

Sponsored by Watauga Youth Network (WYN). Structured support groups for girls ages 11-15 in afterschool programs. Designed to foster self-esteem and authentic connections.

For more information, please contact Angie Grimes at (828) 264-5174.