Here I go again!
After raising almost $20,000 for buildOn Boston last year and running my first marathon in the extreme heat, I thought I'd go to the next item on my bucket list! However.....witnessing the phenomenal success and growth of the Boston buildOn Chapter over the last 18 months, made me want to help them again. So here I am preparing for my second marathon and hoping for better weather conditions on race day!
BuiildOn has been empowering America's inner city youth by providing after school programs which are community service oriented. Through the orgainization, students have the opportunity to travel abroad to build schools in developing nations. Over the years, I have heard these students speak about their "treks" to build these schools and they are life changing experiences. The students return home with an appreciation for what they do have in their own cities and lives, and they also realize they have the ability to make a difference in today's world.
The Boston Chapter was established about 18 months ago. The Chapter has partnered with the Boston Public School's (BPS) Global Education Department. Twelve students took their first trek to Malawi last August and the program currently hosts 50 participants in after school community service based projects and gatherings.
The Boston Marathon is less than three weeks away. There are eleven of us running for buildOn Boston and we are hoping to raise enought money to help support the rapidly growing program. I am very hopeful in crossing the finish line again on April 15th and I hope you will support me and my efforts for buildOn Boston!
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