BENEFITING: NEWTON SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Lily Eng Shine wrote -
I am excited and honored to be running the 119th Boston Marathon on behalf of the Newton Schools Foundation.
NSF is celebrating its 50th year supporting students and teachers alike in the Newton Public Schools by providing private funding for innovative and challenging programs district wide.
NSF is committed to expanding opportunities for all students in our schools that may otherwise not be possible. As a teacher and parent in the Newton Public Schools, my children and I have benefitted from NSF support. Programs range from the Global Education Fund, which aids students who lack the financial means to take advantage of overseas learning opportunities, to the Calculus Project, a summer program that prepares black, Hispanic, and low-income middle school students for accelerated math courses in high school, to vital initiatives in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Sustainability, Literacy, and Closing the Achievement Gap.
Also, as many of you know, Dreamfar High School Marathon is a significant part of my life, where I am one of Newton South’s Team Leaders. I completed my first marathon with DHSM in 2009, and have been running with the team ever since. I will train for Boston alongside my Dreamfar students and colleagues who will run the Providence Marathon in May. Challenging high school students to reach their full potential through hard work, perseverance, and commitment, is a rare, and deeply fulfilling, opportunity to take teaching beyond the classroom. Little compares to the sense of accomplishment and pride in the faces of my students as they cross the finish line—finishing together what we started together.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by contributing to the Newton Schools Foundation! Your tax-deductible contribution will provide the tools, technology, and teacher training to foster innovative teaching and learning across all of Newton’s public schools. Any support you can provide is greatly appreciated. Please also check for matching funds through your employer.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME & CONSIDERATION!!!