Girl Trek

GirlTrek   \gûrl-ˈtrek\
  • (v.) To lace up our sneakers and walk each day as a declaration of self-care!
  • (v.) To heal our bodies, inspire our daughters, and reclaim the streets of our neighborhoods.
  • (v.) To reestablish walking as a healing tradition in Black communities as tribute to those who walked before us.
  • (n.) A health movement organized by volunteers across America to inspire one million

GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.


Did you know?

Since August 2019, the Waterbury chapter has walked over 100 miles, in our community, engaging 70+ women in a healthier lifestyle, friendship, and community spirit.


Beyond walking, GirlTrek’s active members support local and national policy to increase physical activity through walking, improve access to safe places to walk, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 high-need communities across the United States.

To start walking with the local Waterbury Chapter, register here, or contact Waterbury GirlTrek Team Leader, Arlanda Brantley