BENEFITING: Urban Initiatives
ORGANIZER: Urban Initiatives
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
As many of you know, in just two weeks I am running my second Chicago Marathon! In 2010 I ran for clean water projects for children in Africa and this year I am running for local children at the Nathanael Greene Elementary school in Chicago, IL. Living in the third largest city in the US has opened my eyes to the great needs of this younger generation, of which only 65% will graduate from high school. I am teaming with Urban Initiatives (UI), a health and educational soccer program that teaches kids accountability for their actions, especially when it comes to academics, nutrition, physical fitness and personal conduct. Kids that participate in UI’s work to play program score 20% higher on standardized tests when compared to their classmates. The effect of the program has been so great, Chicago Public School teachers and principals are requesting the UI program across all schools.
Please help propel me over the finish line with your support. All donations, regardless of amount, are a positive step to helping children succeed. Together we can engage a child and energize a community!