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Strong Women Strong Girls 6th Annual 5K and Fun Run

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Project ended on April 14, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Strong Women Strong Girls 6th Annual 5K and Fun Run

Who We Are

The University of Pittsburgh Chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization aimed to support the leadership and empowerment of pre-adolescent girls in the greater Pittsburgh area. We reach 12 different schools with 120 mentees and 80 college mentors. Each week, we volunteer to mentor girls in 3rd-5th grades with an innovative curriculum driven mentoring program oriented around a strong woman in society.

The goal is to expose our mentees to college and career opportunities while developing their leadership skills and building confidence along the way. As mentors, we learn from the girls during every session but we also have the opportunity to have mentors of our own. SWSG also matches college mentors to women working in the community so that we can develop stronger leadership skills ourselves and prepare for our future careers!

Our Project

We are hosting our Annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, April 14nd, 2019. Our annual 5K and Fun Run is our largest fundraiser of the year and helps to raise the money that we need in order to make all the things we do at SWSG possible! The 5K brings together, mentors, mentees, friends, family, and members of the community for a morning of fun while raising money for a good cause! 

How Can You Help

Our organization relies heavily on donations and fundraising efforts. Please consider donating today to support the success and continuation of our chapter of SWSG and the young girls of the Pittsburgh area. If you choose to donate, your donations will go towards the cost of our 5K. Donations that exceed the cost of the 5K will go toward other expenses related to our organization such as buying snacks and materials for our mentoring sessions. We cannot emphasize enough how vital your donation is to SWSG, and we truly appreciate your support. Thank you!


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6th Annual

2019 marks the 6th annual Strong Women Strong Girls 5k and 1 mile fun run!


12 Schools

Pitt mentors travel to 12 different schools around the Pittsburgh area to mentor each week!



This donation will help us purchase prizes for the runners under 12, proving even the smallest effort goes a long way for our Strong Girls!



This donation will help ensure all of our hardworking runners are fed on race day!


80 College Mentors

Our chapter at Pitt has eighty college mentors that commit time from their busy schedules to keep SWSG alive!


120 Mentees

Our mentors are dedicated to mentoring over 120 girls in the 3rd through 5th grade.


Location Permit

This donation covers the cost of the permit for making sure there is a location for the 5k.



This generous donation would help us purchase t-shirts for the runners on race day.

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