Running the Distance for Boston Youth
Thank you for visiting the Trinity Boston Foundation's 2012 Boston Marathon Team homepage! Our team is raising awareness and funds for Trinity Boston Foundation, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the odds for Boston youth. This year's event will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program, this is the second consecutive year that Trinity Boston Foundation has received bib numbers for our Marathon Team. All proceeds generated from this year's team will benefit all of the high-quality youth programming the Foundation provides.
Help us reach our ambitious goal:
- Please consider making a donation. You can donate directly to one or more of our runners (see their individual pages below), or you can make a general donation to the entire team.
- Want to fundraise with our team, even though you are not a runner? That's still OK! Feel free to create a Crowdrise account and start asking friends and family to make a donation. Our team greatly appreciates your help!
Trinity Boston Foundation
Our mission is to change the odds for Boston youth. We are inspired to increase rates of high school graduation, college matriculation and completion, and to strengthen families and improve community health and safety.
Trinity Education for Excellence Program: TEEPoffers Boston Public School students a Roadmap to Excellence curriculum that to date has sent 100% of our six-year graduates to college. This tuition-free program operates year-round with high staff engagement and a belief that investment over many years yields the highest impact for students.
Trinity Boston Counseling Center: TBCC recognizes that mental health care and especially treating trauma, is essential to reducing rates of youth violence and incarceration. Staffed by licensed clinicians as well as interns from area graduate schools, we offer clients the opportunity to examine their lives and make positive changes. A majority of our clients live in high-poverty neighborhoods and we have developed a particular focus on working with youth committed to the Department of Youth Services.
Sole Train: Boston Runs Together: a running and mentoring program for Boston youth. We aim to inspire urban youth to realize their potential, and to achieve the seemingly impossible, by training for and running a half-marathon. Our goal is to build a safe, supportive community that believes in the promise of every member, where healthy habits are instilled, confidence and resilience are honed, and one’s sense of connectedness and possibility is expanded. Nearly all participants begin with little, if any, running experience. In 2011 we had 23 youth and 25 mentors train with us. In 2012, we aim to offer the program to a minimum of 75 youth and 50 mentors on at least 3-4 teams.
Bostonians for Youth: Trinity Boston Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner, which celebrates Boston youth and those who support them. Designed as a collaborative venture among multiple nonprofits, the vision is to encourage awareness and action around violence prevention and safe communities for Boston youth, and to celebrate a spirit of cooperation and partnership.