Las Vegas – Girls on the Run Las Vegas has named Brigette Kirvin Executive Director of the local chapter for the youth development organization that serves girls in 3rd-5th grade.
A Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years, Kirvin has been a philanthropist focusing on her two passions: children and health issues. She has led parent organizations within the Clark County School District and has been involved with numerous charitable organizations that include Friends of the Downtown Boys & Girls Club, Three Square Food Bank, Girl Scouts of America, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Pediatric Cancer Research. Kirvin has been involved with Girls on the Run since the program’s second season as a coach, followed by serving as their 5k Director and then Board Chair.
Prior to her work as a local philanthropist, Kirvin was marketing director for The Levy Restaurants and The Coca-Cola Company, successfully helping with the launch of their retail store and attraction on the Strip. She has also worked in the sales and marketing departments for IBM, NeXT Computer and the Motion Picture division of Eastman Kodak.
Girls on the Run currently has teams forming across the valley with plans to expand into additional at-risk locations. Kirvin and the Girls on the Run team hope to expand the program to middle schools girls and increase the number of sites offering the program.
Kirvin is a wife, devoted mother of two and avid runner who has completed 14 marathons.
About Girls on the Run International
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. At Girls on the Run, trained and supportive coaches and volunteers teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goals of the program are to develop and improve competence, unleash confidence through accomplishment, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community, all while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. For more information about Girls on the Run® visit www.girlsontherun.org.