BENEFITING: BOSTON PARTNERS IN EDUCATION INC
ORGANIZER: BOSTON PARTNERS IN EDUCATION INC
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Thank you for your donation! I am very excited to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon with the Boston Partners in Education Team. Boston Partners is a highly impactful organization committed to providing academic support to Boston’s K-12 public school students by providing in-school volunteer support to meet and exceed academic expectations, build self-confidence, and stay in school. During the 2013-2014 academic year, 595 volunteers worked with nearly 4,000 K-12 students in 64 schools across Boston.
Through Salus Capital’s community involvement initiative, I began volunteering for Boston Partner’s Power Lunch initiative, a mentoring program that connects kindergarteners through third graders with volunteer reading mentors. During our weekly meetings, my second grader and I read aloud together, play word games, and talk about our interests. Your donation will help students like my mentee read more books, pass standardized tests, improve attendance, and raise grades en route to on-time graduation to ensure that every child has access to a free, quality education!
In addition to supporting Boston Partners, I am inspired to complete the 2015 Boston Marathon in honor of all those that died, were injured, or otherwise affected during the 2013 Marathon bombings. As a senior at Boston University in 2013, it was truly moving to witness the camaraderie and support demonstrated among BU’s community and throughout the city in a time of tragedy. During the race, I will be extraordinarily grateful for my health, the BU Class of 2013, and the support of Boston Strong!