Member Spotlight

Tricia Miller
Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager
Girls on the Run Northeast Ohio

Tricia is a new member to FVA and joined in early April, 2021.  She is looking forward to learning and networking at upcoming events.  Tricia is a mother of 2 teenagers and stays busy following them and their activities. Tricia shares her story about how she got involved with Girls on the Run, " I have been involved with Girls on the Run since my now 17-year-old daughter was a 3rd grader and I have worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for 6 years. I am so grateful to share what I have learned as a GOTR mom and coach with our new volunteer coaches! I love that Girls on the Run helps girls embrace their unique qualities, set goals and gain confidence. Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Trained volunteer coaches use a physical activity-based curriculum to lead girls through discussions on social, emotional, and physical health. These lessons encourage healthy habits and build confidence."

In your opinion, what is the most important work that your organization does?
Teach girls the 5 C's: Confidence, Character, Care, Connections and Competence

What do you hope the organization will achieve soon? In the long term?
Continued awareness of the Girls on the Run program. 

Does anyone in your life play a role in supporting your involvement?
In providing inspiration. My family and friends are the best supporters.  Many, many times they have volunteered or donated to GOTR because they know my passion and believe in the mission of the program.

Do you have a message to share?
I love the quote: "To the world you may be one person but, to one person you may be the world".  We all have an opportunity to make a difference for someone and my opportunity came with GOTR.