BENEFITING: Sandy Springs Education Force Inc
ORGANIZER: Sandy Springs Education Force Inc
EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016
Do not get too excited about the prospect that I may actually run the race course - I serve as the co-chairperson for this event. Yes - from Florida. That is how passionate I am about the organization's good work.
Why I "Run"
As a former principal in the Sandy Springs community, I saw and experienced first hand the benefits of this organization. Spalding Drive friends may remember when we worked with 4th and 5th grade at-risk students on their reading and algebra skills disguised with the treat of soccer and lacrosse or when we formed a robotics club. At every turn SSEF was willing to help us with our STEM needs. They do not believe in a one size fits all approach - all eleven schools have their own specific STEM needs met.
What is SSEF's current footprint?
- 6,000 students served
- 13 programs, ranging from literacy to mentoring STEM
- 14,000 books donated
- 205 volunteers and mentors
- 1900 receiving school supplies
Pretty impressive for an organization that has only been in existance for 6 years with a volunteer board. They're all about making connections and providing opportunities – sometimes it takes just one to change a student’s life.
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Come join the fun and find out more about how YOU can make a difference. Whether you’re setting a personal competitive record in our 5K Peachtree Road Race qualifier or walking with your children in our 1K Fun Run, Footprints for the Future will be your opportunity to join SSEF’s community and supporters for a great morning supporting an important cause. Stay with us after the race and fun run to enjoy Sandy Springs students in action, to meet SSEF’s business partners who are making a difference in our community, and to celebrate the day!
Can't be with us on race day? You can still help! Sponsor a student who otherwise would not be able to participate in Footprints for the Future or make a donation to support SSEF’s current programs and grow our footprint for next year. Thank you!
Help support our current programs and grow our footprint for next year.