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What is Dreamfar?
April 06, 2017

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Clare Foley

THE STORY:

DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON wrote -

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.

High School is one of life’s most challenging times. Students experience confusion, insecurity, and constant pressure. It’s all too easy to fall off the pace and withdraw.

DREAMFAR High School Marathon helps students build confidence, skills, and lasting friendships at this crucial moment in their lives. Launched in 2008, the program challenges students of all abilities and backgrounds to accomplish something exceptional: train for and run a marathon. In its first eight years, DREAMFAR has helped over 500 students from 15 Boston area high schools across the finish line.

Founded at Newton South High School by Jamie Chaloff, a special education teacher, DREAMFAR is suited for students of all sorts. Students who excel. Students who feel lost. Even students at risk. The formula is simple. You show up. You work hard. You have fun. Students train together from October to May, with volunteer adult mentors who serve as role models. On Saturdays, the entire cohort runs together. In May, they line up in their DREAMFAR colors at the start of the Providence Marathon. 26.2 tough miles later, they celebrate at the finish.

DREAMFAR is the only high school marathon program in New England. It teaches students how to focus, helps them makes friends, and keeps them fit and healthy. Most of all, it’s fun. Mile after mile, day after day, DREAMFAR students discover an inner strength that will guide them through their years in school, and through the years beyond.


Clare's Story:

This is my first year serving as a mentor with Dreamfar. I am beyond excited to complete my first marathon and more importantly, do it with students whom I have developed such a strong connection. This experience is not only rewarding because I have a group of hilarious, optimistic, and generous students whom I have gotten to know over the course of the past 4 months, but because I am also a one-to-one match mentor. This means that I run every week with a sophomore who has Asperger's--he needs someone to pace and motivate him, otherwise he falls very behind the pack. Running with him has taught me much about patience, perseverance, and companionship. He has become my buddy on and off the Boston Marathon training course every week. I could not be more proud of him, or of any of my other students whom I mentor. DREAMFAR gives him and all of my students, an atmosphere of postivity, hope, and fun, for training for such a lofty goal as a marathon. Please consider donating to this organization which gives students like my own the opportunity to grow and excel as they conquer the 26.2 together.

$388

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tara

    $12.26

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth Schmid

    $50

  • Ted O'Neill

    $25

  • Mary Foley

     

  • Katie and Jay

     

  • Friends of Tom Brady

    $50

  • Liz Park

     

  • Elizabeth Glynn

    $10

  • Tom Pacheco

    $26.20

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194% Raised of $200 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $23,357 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Chris Waller

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

185% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Suzanne Robins

Amount Raised

$1,768

 

118% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Charlie Olins

Amount Raised

$1,727

 

345% Raised of $500 Goal

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Laura Monies

Amount Raised

$1,331

 

89% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Paula Gauthier

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Cynthia Manthei

Amount Raised

$1,118

 

224% Raised of $500 Goal

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Dreamfar Mentors

Amount Raised

$880

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Ashley Ott

Amount Raised

$725

 

73% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom Pacheco

Tom Pacheco

DONATION: $26.20

1 year ago

Elizabeth Glynn

Elizabeth Glynn

DONATION: $10

This is so awesome!!! 1 year ago

Liz Park

Liz Park

You're amazing!! 1 year ago

Friends of Tom Brady

Friends of Tom Brady

DONATION: $50

Tom loves you 1 year ago

Katie and Jay

Katie and Jay

1 year ago

Mary Foley

Mary Foley

We are so proud of Clare's mentoring and athletic accomplishments! 1 year ago

Ted O'Neill

Ted O'Neill

DONATION: $25

Have a great run! 1 year ago

Beth Schmid

Beth Schmid

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

1 year ago