Laura Putnam via Crowdrise
April 18, 2014
BENEFITING: Friends of the Children - Boston
ORGANIZER: Friends of the Children - Boston
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
For the last five years, it has been my goal to run the Boston Marathon. This year, I will finally get that chance to run this historical race. I am nervous and excited but most of all, honored to be running on behalf of Friends of the Children-Boston!
Friends of the Children-Boston creates generational change by engaging children from high-risk communities in 12 years of transformative, mentoring relationships. They call the children they serve Achievers to demonstrate a strong belief in their innate brilliance, and their long-term goal is for Achievers to graduate from high school and succeed in college.
Friends-Boston selects students in kindergarten, starts working with them in 1st grade, and provides them with 20 hours per month of intensive mentoring and wrap-around support until they reach high school graduation. They started in 2004 with 16 students from one school and this year, are serving 132 Achievers in 61 schools throughout Boston. Friends-Boston will also reach over 350 of their siblings and caregivers through their wrap-around family services.
Every dollar raised for the 2014 Boston Marathon will directly support the children and families Friends of the Children-Boston serves!
Thank you for your support!!