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March 26, 2017
BENEFITING: Trinity Boston Foundation Inc
ORGANIZER: Trinity Boston Foundation Inc
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
I was thrilled to be accepted to the Trinity Boston 2017 Marathon Team! I'm running for a cause I care deeply about: empowering young people to lead their best lives. I've dedicated my career to this effort and now I'm asking my friends, family, and network to join in. I still can't fathom running 26.2 miles, but with your help I believe I can make it!
Please consider making a donation to support a great cause and to motivate me to complete 500+ training miles between now and April 17. A donation of $80 (roughly $3 per mile) will get me 1% closer to my goal!
Here's more about the charity you'll be supporting:
Trinity Boston Foundation’s mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. They build communities that: affirm, inspire, and empower youth; offer support for physical, emotional, and psychological well-being; and strengthen community health and cohesion across Boston. TBF provides direct service to 575 youth and families and impacts thousands through professional training services offered by the Counseling Center in schools and organizations across Boston.
Trinity Boston’s Three Programs:
- Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC): Services the mental health of individuals, families and youth-serving Boston agencies. TBCC partners with City Year, St. Stephens Youth Programs, the MA Department of Youth Services, College Bound Dorchester and the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester (a 100% minority attended school in the Boston Public School system).
- Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP): Offers tuition-free year-round and summer programming to low-income middle and high school youth in Boston Public schools. TEEP has a summer program for middle school students (with high school counselors) and a year-round Leadership Development Program for high school students. TEEP services 130 students annually.
- Sole Train: Mentoring and community-building program where mentorship pairs train together during the academic year to run Boston’s Run to Remember 5K or half marathon. The program uses running to help students learn about setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. Sole Train serves 140 students across 10 Boston Public Schools.
Each of these three youth-serving programs target social-emotional wellness and personal achievement through academic mentoring and support, leadership development, counseling services, and running/physical wellness training.