The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) has been providing innovative, community-based holistic programs and services for girls since 1996. The mission of LESGC is to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of female ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders. The LESGC provides a place where girls can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world.
95% of girls club families live below the poverty level
75% of of the girls report having been physically or verbally abused
Only 37% of LES girls graduate from high school
45% of girls club members have at least one family member who is incarcerated
The LES is one of the most densely populated, ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods in all of NYC, with a substantial foreign-born and working poor population. The Girls Club provides much needed resources, programs, and services to these girls so that they can rebuild their lives and community.
The best part of fundraising for the LESGC through the marathon is that 100% of the money we raise will go directly to the Girls Club. Individual donations are the largest source of revenue for the club, making them a necessty for its survival.
Please consider making a doantion to support me in runing my very FIRST Marathon and helping the LESGC continue to providing much needed services.
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