BENEFITING: Teachers Unite Inc
The only thing harder than running my first marathon was probably my first year of teaching. That's why I am dedicating my second marathon to the organization that helped me a long the way -- Teachers Unite. Teachers Unite works in coalition with parents and students to create more just and equitable schools. Right now our focus is on bringing restorative justice programs into our schools. At my school we created a team of young people who can mediate conflict between their peers. It means a lot to me to see young people working through issues that otherwise could have resulted in suspension. This is why I am running my miles -- all 26.2 of them -- for mediations.