GirlTrek is investing in 10 Black women and their bold, bright ideas because we believe the leadership of Black women is one of the most precious resources on the planet. Black women are the leaders, innovators, standard-bearers and change makers who will make all the difference in Black lives and communities. We have the power to create extraordinary change in our communities

To qualify to win $1,000 in seed money for a community service project, women must complete GirlTrek’s 30-Day Jumpstart challenge; a fun, “scavenger-hunt” style walking competition where participants must complete 20 walks in 30 days in the month of April.  After completing this challenge, the participant will earn the coveted golden shoelaces, a significant accomplishment in the GirlTrek universe and will then be eligible to submit their initiative for a chance to win a microgrant.

WHAT: GirlTrek’s 30-Day Jumpstart Challenge. Perfect as a team-building activity, for organizations and groups looking for free and engaging health programming AND, especially, for individual women looking for inspiration and motivation to get moving.

HOW: The Jumpstart is a fun scavenger hunt-style walking challenge. Complete 20 treks in 30 days from the list provided and earn a pair of much coveted golden shoelaces.

WHO: For new and returning trekkers. The Jumpstart is an annual tradition in GirlTrek. There’s no limit to how many times you can earn your laces. Real OG’s go for them every year.

WHEN: The fun starts April 1st. That means you have plenty of time to get yourself ready. Just print out the Jumpstart, study the list and make sure you have a sturdy, comfortable pair of walking shoes!

Download the Jumpstart Challenge here.