BENEFITING: Success Academy Charter Schools
ORGANIZER: Success Academy Charter Schools
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
My whole life I've been a spectator at marathons. My birthday has always fallen just before Marathon Monday in Boston, and I've been hooked ever since. I grew up passing out water and orange slices at the bottom of heartbreak hill, waiting for my grandpa to zoom past on his way to the finish line.
Growing up, my grandpa ran the NYC Marathon and Boston Marathon every year (25 consecutive Boston Marathons, 30 total). And every year I thought it was a HUGE holiday. I also had the misconception that everyones grandpa ran marathons.
When the opportunity arose for me to run the NYC Marathon with Success Academy, I jumped at the chance. The school has an incredible mission and running through all 5 boroughs for a school that is growing throughout the city seemed like a perfect chance to run for more than just myself.
Please support Success Academy and my efforts in running all 26.2 miles in NYC!
About Success Academy:
Our goal is to provide world-class education to our scholars and we are constantly innovating to ensure we are employing the absolute best and most financially efficient methods of educating them. Every day we work to create a rigorous and joyful learning environment for our own scholars while pushing for education policy reform so that ALL children have access to education they deserve. And we are incredibly proud of what our scholars have achieved! They are among the brightest, highest-achieving students in the state of New York thanks to the support of our dedicated teachers, staff and parents, as well as the preparation provided by our comprehensive curriculum and school model. Importantly, while attaining stellar test scores is certainly wonderful, it is not our primary focus. Rather, our objective is to prepare our scholars with a best-in-class education foundation that sets them up for success in college and beyond.
If you are interested in learning more about our results please visit our website at successacademies.org.