Track Me On Marathon Monday
April 14, 2017
BENEFITING: Silver Lining Mentoring
ORGANIZER: Silver Lining Mentoring
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
2017 will be my third year running the Boston Marathon for Silver Lining Mentoring ("SLM"). I continuously put myself through training in the dark mornings/nights and freezing temperatures of the Boston winter to support SLM because I believe in the power of their mission.
Many children are unfortunately born into families that cannot take care of them and then become part of the foster care system. This often results in youth not having someone consistently in their life that they can rely upon and look to for advice. Often, youth are moved from one home to another which further deteriorates their ability to trust and rely on people.
SLM fills this gap by providing youth with a mentor. This mentor becomes someone that the youth can rely upon, who will be there for them no matter how many times they move homes. SLM has proven itself valuable by providing mentors that last six times longer than the national average.
As a way to support youth further, SLM has a program in which youth take life skills courses. Upon completion of each course, the youth earn money that, upon graduation, SLM will match, dollar for dollar, that the youth can put towards the big expenses in life such as rent, buying a car, laptop, etc.
I appreciate any support you can give to Silver Lining Mentoring.