BENEFITING: COLLEGE BOUND DORCHESTER
ORGANIZER: COLLEGE BOUND DORCHESTER
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
Six years ago, I placed the CEO of College Bound Dorchester; four years ago, I joined its board. Since then, I've poured my time, treasure, and talent into the life changing work they do. Please join me in supporting my running of the Boston Marathon to raise money and help every student be College Bound! Here's how you can help:
$ 26 is $1 for every mile I will run on race day
$ 75 for the percentage of Dorchester residents who don't have a college degree
$ 100 is $50 for each toe nail I expect to lose in training
$ 360 allows three College Bound students to sit for the GED exam
$ 500 for the number of miles I will run while training
$ 800 is $1 for each student College Bound serves
$ 1400 is $10 for each minute the women's winner of the marathon will run on race day
$ 2400 is $10 for every minute I will be running on race day
$ 5000 is $.01 for every time Jon doubts the his wife's sanity in the months from December-April every year
$ 8000 supports ten College Bound students with scholarships in their first semester (including a laptop)
Here's more about College Bound Dorchester:
The mission of College Bound Dorchester is to equip students with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college and we are working towards a vision of transforming the neighborhoods of Dorchester through education. We serve more than 800 students every year from ages three months to 27.
College Bound Dorchester is honored to have six dedicated runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon raising much needed funds for our program. Each donation made to Team COLLEGE BOUND: DORCHESTER STRONG will directly support the work we do with Dorchester students though two areas—Prevention and Intervention.
Through our prevention model, we serve children three months to 13 years through high quality pre-school and after school programs, ensuring that students enter and advance through school at or above grade level and entire families have the expectation of college.
College Connections, College Bound Dorchester’s proven intervention program currently serves students ages 14 to 27 in four pathways: middle school students; traditional high school youth who are still enrolled in school but are at risk of dropping out; students who have dropped out of high school and seek to attain their GED and prepare for college; and students who face significant barriers to educational success due to being English Language Learners. College Connections’ students participate in targeted academic assistance and mentoring groups to ensure that they attain both the education and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in school through college graduation.
Thank you for your support and commitment to the students in our program!