I am a fourth grade teacher at DREAM Charter School in East Harlem and I will be running the 2012 NYC Marathon on behalf of Harlem RBI and my school. As a member of this team, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support an organization and school that provides so many opportunities for children in the East Harlem community to play, learn, and grow. Please read more about these two organizations below.
As a teacher, I have the chance every day to influence the young minds of tomorrow. By running the NYC Marathon, (along with my co-teacher, Erin Convery), we hope to inspire students to set ambitious and challenging goals and model a healthy, well-rounded life-style. To be a runner is to demonstrate characteristics that are necessary for being successful in all aspects of life--- to plan for and commit to a goal, to persevere, to be both tenacious and patient, to face failures and set-backs and still forge forward, to continually set the bar higher.
I hope that you will please consider supporting Harlem RBI, Dream Charter School, and my personal goal of running the NYC Marathon in any way possible.
Fundraising goal: $5,000 by November 4, 2012
UPDATE: $50 donors will now be able to "sponsor a mile" of my marathon! When you donate, please let me know which mile(s) you would like to sponsor and I will update the page! Thanks!
Sponsor a Mile of Becky's 2012 NYC Marathon!
1-Amy Crossin and Kathy Crossin
8- Jilane Rodgers
11- Hannah Nichols
13- John Grady
15-Anjuli Kannan & Brian Schmidt
20- Ozzie Myers
21- Jim Crossin and Ozzie Myers
22- The O'Brien's
25- The Corgan Family
26- The Corgan Family
.2- The last 0.2 miles of the marathon will automatically be sponsored by the highest donor, as of Nov. 3 :)
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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