BENEFITING: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
ORGANIZER: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
I will always remember finishing my first marathon. There was such a sense of accomplishment. Training and running for a marathon seems like such an individual effort. However, as much as I felt a sense of pride in myself, I couldn;t help to think about the support and encouragement I recieved from my friends and family which without, I don't know how I could have done it.
When I decided to get on a charity team for the Bostson Marathon Dreamfar seemed like a perfect choice. Teenagers can benefit so much from the skills and confidence they gain. Just as I received support from my family and friends, I believe this program provides the support that can change the lives of young peope.
Dreamfar High School Marathon (DHSM) is New England’s first high school marathon training program. We are a Greater Boston-based program that teaches high school students that anything is possible, even completing a marathon. With hard work, perseverance and guidance from dedicated mentors, our runners realize their potential as they train for the Cox Providence Marathon. We teach our students realistic goal-setting and the value of commitment and teamwork – skills that ensure success in the classroom, on the road, and beyond. Victories, such as running their first mile, motivate and empower students to accomplish more; challenges, like training in the cold Boston winter, teach them the power of dedication. Over the past four years, we have seen significant improvements in our runners’ academic achievement, classroom attendance, physical and mental health, and life skills.