We are headed back to the start line of the Boston Marathon in 2019! The last time we crossed the finish line was over a decade ago and we both knew it was something we wanted to do again (at some point). We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to run it together, and to support an organization that is making such a difference - Boston Partners in Education.
Boston Partners in Education (BPE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students in the Boston Public Schools through in-classroom academic mentoring services. In the 2017-2018 school year, over 575 academic mentors reached over 3853 students across 50 public schools in the Boston area. BPE serves students dealing with unique challenges - learning English, adapting to new environments, concerns over stress at home and safety in their neighborhoods. All of these challenges make it hard to learn and even harder to get ahead. The weekly personalized attention over the year provides an extra push to students who are falling behind their peers. Students matched with BPE’s academic mentors develop better study skills, earn higher grades, and increase their self-confidence.
With both of us raising daughters, education is an area we’re very passionate about. We currently lead Fidelity’s STEM Outreach Program, raising STEM awareness and interest in middle and high school girls. In our experience, having a 1:1 mentor is a meaningful factor in students’ career choices. We love that Boston Partners in Education has scaled this approach to reach students who otherwise would not have access.
We hope you will support us in our journey to the 2019 Boston Marathon and our goal to raise $20,000 for the Boston Partners in Education. There is no specific pledge amount - whatever your budget will allow will be greatly appreciated!
Watch us run through slush and ice as we make our way to the big event on April 15! You can track our progress on MapMyRun and see updates on Facebook and Instagram. We look forward sharing this experience with you and the Boston Partners in Education!
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