I am currently a teacher at Harlem RBI's DREAM Charter school and I love it. As a teacher, I believe in going the extra mile, even if that means dressing up as a Colonial Woman for the launch of our Revolutionary War unit (see pictures)! Now I really will be going the extra mile, 26.2 miles to be exact, as I embark on my training for the 2012 New York City Marathon. I am raising money to benefit Harlem RBI, the organization that has allowed me to impact my students and the community of East Harlem.
My co teacher and I are both running the marathon to support the organization, Harlem RBI, that started it all. We always encourage our kids to set both academic goals and life goals. What better way to teach our students about goal setting, hard work, and achievement than to model it ourselves in our own lives? Please support me in this marathon and you are really supporting an organization that empowers the youth of East Harlem to become strong students, athletes, and people.
Who will your donation support?
Harlem RBI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem, New York. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,200 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities. Harlem RBI's mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
Harlem RBI's vision is to be a model learning community where youth become healthy, educated and active global citizens who achieve excellence and change the world.
Harlem RBI's values are teamwork, respect, diversity, promise, effort,integrity and, of course, fun!
When Harlem RBI youth graduate from the program, they are expected to embody the attributes of our DreamList:
- Physically Healthy
- Confident, Competent and Caring
- Active Citizens
- High School Graduates
- College graduates
- Teammates, Friends and Family
In 2008, Harlem RBI responded to the need for better access to education within the community and opened DREAM Charter School. DREAM is East Harlem's community-based public charter school, where every child can and will achieve. DREAM's mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship. DREAM Charter School inspires every student to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
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