I'm Running for Read Ahead!
I moved to New York for grad school in 2016. The city was big and fun and crazy but I didn't know where to start. I heard about Read Ahead through some of my grad school friends and decided to volunteer. It was the best way to get more involved in my neighbourhood and interact with some awesome kids. My mentee and I were supposed to spend our lunch hour reading, but we spent the majority of the time laughing and joking and having fun! She was such an awesome kid and I looked forward to every Monday lunchtime we spent together.
I have since moved to Ottawa for law school, but Read Ahead still holds a special place in my heart. The work they do is focused on helping one student at a time on the ground level. It's easy to try to make large, sweeping and impersonal changes, but Read Ahead works individually with students to make a direct difference in their lives and set them up for success.
I am so happy to be running the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon with Team Read Ahead. With your support, more students can be mentored and set up for success in their lives. Every dollar you donate has a direct impact on Read Ahead's ability to serve high-need schools in New York City. Thanks so much for your support and happy running!