I am running 26,2 miles this November, on behalf of America Scores NY that offers soccer and literary programs for children in NYC public schools.
America SCORES NY partners with public schools to provide a high quality, team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning. The innovative approach improves students’ health, academic achievement and civic engagement.
The America SCORES model was developed in 1994 in Washington, DC by Julie Kennedy, a public school teacher concerned that her students, lacking constructive afterschool options, were at risk of gang activity and other dangers after class. Turning to her experience as an athlete, she began teaching her class soccer after school. In bad weather, she turned to her other passion — poetry — and began teaching her students how to write and perform poems. Soon, she noticed her students getting more engaged in class, performing better academically, and spending more time being physically active. By adding a service-learning element based on a student-led neighborhood volunteer project, Julie saw that her students developed confidence and learned that they could affect change in their community. Schools across DC took notice and the program expanded citywide. In 1999, America SCORES grew to a national organization. Today America SCORES impacts more than 7,500 youth each year, in over 140 public schools in fifteen cities nationwide. More than 44,000 urban youth have benefited from the unique programming of America SCORES.
Please help by contributing $1, $2, or $3 for every mile I run.
Some ways you can help:
1). Donate $1 for every mile ($26,2) + Get 2 other people to donate.
2). Donate $2 for every mile ($52,4) + Get 1 other person to donate.
3). Donate $3 for every mile ($78,6)
Thanks so much for your support!