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Be on the frontlines of the movement

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.” - June Jordan

Harriet was bold enough to believe she could set herself free. And we know what happened next.

That’s the power of what one woman can do. Imagine what YOU can do.

Anchored in the long history of Black freedom struggles, GirlTREK trains Black women to be on the frontline of a mass health revolution. Because we know there is no one more qualified to change the face of Black women’s health than us.

We are the solution. And together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.

We’re building a professional vanguard of crew leaders, state and regional coaches, policy advocates, urban farmers, special impact teams, and more. Let’s occupy EVERY Black neighborhood in America, together and create an army of Black women who are ready to train to lead.

The calvary is here.

Crew Leaders

Crew Leaders are everyday women who lead their family and friends on walks in their very own neighborhoods. Crew leaders are the Harriet’s of their own households. They don’t ask for permission to save their own life and joyfully invite others to join them on their walking journey.

Train to lead a crew today. Get the tips and tools to help you rally 2+ women to walk with you for healing each week. These 3 simple steps can get you started:

Step #1

Get familiar with the Field Guide.

A step-by-step resource full of information to support your journey as a crew leader.

Get the Guide

Step #2

Listen to our Concrete Curriculum audio training.

Train with Morgan, Vanessa and members of our professional vanguard of coaches to learn winning plays and strategies that will best support you and your crew.

Step #3

Meet us at a Trek Meet.

Every Saturday of the trek season, our State coaches are hosting in-person training walks for you to experience an official GirlTREK walk, while meeting other trekkers from the area. Use our map to find a Trek Meet near you.


We’ve hired a vanguard of coaches to train and support leaders in the 1000 Blackest neighborhoods in America and beyond. We are on a mission to go wherever our people are. We’ve rallied a professional cohort of Black women that are primed and positioned to be on the frontline of joy and justice in cities all over the US and around the globe.

State Coaches

Our state coaches are role models who represent GirlTREK’s brand and values. Every Saturday during GirlTREK’s walking season, you can find State coaches modeling the mission and leading walks at prominent parks, significant sites, and within Black neighborhoods. They support within their state in becoming Crew Leaders in their own neighborhoods. And, in partnership with GirlTREK’s Regional Coaches, they identify challenges that keep Black women from living longer, healthier lives and organize collective action across GirlTREK’s 5-Point Justice Agenda.

Regional Coaches

Our state and regional coaches model GirlTREK’s culture and core values. They understand the needs of the region they serve and have the leadership skills to build mini-movements to address them. They support state coaches, activate local partnerships, plan activations and identify strategic opportunities to advance the GirlTREK mission and the 5-Point Justice Agenda.

Special Impact Coach

Our special impact coaches have a special expertise that connects to GirlTREK’s mission. They have a specific expertise that connects back to GirlTREK’s overall mission, strategic plan and 5-Point Justice Agenda. From coaches who specialize in Black sororities, Black universities, Black churches, prisons, civic organizations, and fitness, this special vanguard of leaders strategically activates and establishes partnerships that advance GirlTREK’s impact.