Carrie Snyder wrote -
The offical charity of the ODDyssey Half Marathon!
Help us support a great organization, Students Run Philly Style, by making a donation. The ODDyssey Half Marathon and Students Run have been working together for three years and together have raised over $24,000 to support the programs.
Students Run Philly Style is part of the National Nursing Consortium.
Students Run Philly Style is the only program in Philadelphia that offers marathon training to help young people succeed in life. We do this by connecting students with adult mentors who help them imagine and accomplish goals beyond their dreams, including the completion of a marathon.
BE HEALTHY FOR LIFE
Almost half of Philadelphia’s children are overweight or at high risk for becoming overweight*. Students Run students addresses childhood obesity by getting students off the couch and into a healthy lifestyle. We build life-long athletes by getting youth involved in running—a sport that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere!
MAKE SAFE CHOICES
In a city where almost 7,000 juvenile arrests were made in Philadelphia last year**, Students Run combats soaring youth violence by providing students with a safe after-school activity led by strong adult role-models in the form of our running leaders.
DO WELL IN SCHOOL
After training for something as difficult as a marathon, getting an A in History doesn’t seem so impossible anymore! The self-esteem, goal-setting and discipline our youth learn through running translates into improved performance in the classroom. Now that’s something to be proud of!
*Data from Report Card 2007: The Well-Being of Children and Youth in Philadelphia