BENEFITING: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
ORGANIZER: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
EVENT DATE: May 03, 2015
I love new opportunities. I have made speeches in front of my entire school- TWICE and then in front of 10,000 women at the mass womens confrence where my award winning video was presented and I introduced Luptia N'Yongo and met Hillary Clinton. I have been to Malawi to engage in a welcome ceremony and the foundation building to a new school with the international organization buildOn. This year I am embarking on the challenge of training and running a marathon with a pheonomal group of high school students and mentors. DreamFar is byfar the program i though I would join before joining I was dreading the idea of doing 1 mile, never mind the idea of doing 26.2, But as the training season continues and I have endevored running in the rain and snow, uphills that look absolutly impossible and have ran over one hundred miles in total, I am actually excited about the marathon in may. I can truely say without an opportunity like DeamFar I would not be able to call myself a runner today!
THE MISSION OF DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
...IS TO CHALLENGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL – PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND ACADEMICALLY – THROUGH A MENTOR-SUPPORTED MARATHON-TRAINING PROGRAM.
Dreamfar accomplishes its mission by addressing several of the issues that often get in the way of a student's success and enjoyment in high school. Dreamfar seeks to help each student – develop a sense of self-worth and self-respect – facilitate connections; in school with other students, teachers and adult mentors from the community – instill the value of hard work to use when tackling life's challenges in high school and beyond – and experience the value of a physically active lifestyle.