We are back! All of us at Next Step are extremely grateful and thrilled to be awarded four spots in the 119th Boston Marathon through the John Hancock Nonprofit Marathon Program for a second year in a row! On April 20, 2015, our dedicated four-person team will run with smiles and huge hearts on behalf of Next Step and our youth living with chronic life-threatening diseases.
Our 2015 Boston Marathon team is running so that we can welcome more youth than ever into the Next Step community, and ultimately, help them transition successfully to adulthood and into an adult healthcare system.
What does this really mean?
Next Step programming is FREE to attend for youth living with HIV, cancer and rare genetic diseases. Our youth participate in year-round programming that includes:
- music therapy
- Residential summer conferences
- personal growth & leadership workshops
- job-readiness projects through media
- resume & cover letter consultation
- interview training
How do we do it?
We offer year-round programming at our new home, Next Step Central, in the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA.
Next Step youth are also given the opportunity to attend a week-long youth leadership conference every summer where we connect them with peers with similar medical challenges and professionals who truly "get it".
Please consider donating to our 2015 Boston Marathon team and help Next Step youth move beyond asking "Why Me" to "What's Next" when mapping out their future.
Thank you so much for your amazing support. You are truly changing lives!