Dear friends and family,
I’m excited to share that I will be running the Boston Marathon on April 20th 2015! I’m also thrilled to be running to help support buildOn, a nonprofit organization developed to engage inner city youth in community service and to build schools in some of the most impoverished communities across the globe.
I believe very strongly in service projects and have been extremely fortunate to have participated in life changing service projects throughout high school and college. Additionally, I have had incredible opportunities to lead service trips with my students!
Please join me in supporting buildOn and their mission to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through service and education.
Thank you for your help in supporting this cause and my 2015 Boston Marathon entry!
Below is more information about buildOn as well as a great book I read about the organization founder and some of his incredible stories.
More information can be found at their website: http://www.buildon.org/.
We’re excited to see Walk in Their Shoes make the debut of the New York Times Best-Seller List of Education.
It is through Walk in Their Shoes that we learn of people who have changed their own lives and the world, overcoming tremendous odds to triumph and inspire. It tells the story of Jim Ziolkowski, CEO and founder of buildOn, and the thousands of young people behind buildOn who have also decided to step forward, step up, and make a difference.
Help students in struggling urban areas develop their communities and themselves. Donations like yours have helped us achieve a 95% graduation and college acceptance rate for our students.
$20 Provide 1 U.S. inner-city teen with a week of youth service programs
$100 Provide 1 U.S. inner-city teen with a month of youth service programs
$500 Provide 5 U.S. inner-city teens with a month of youth service programs
$1200 Provide 1 U.S. inner-city teen with a full year of youth service programs