I'm Running Book It! for Read Ahead
UPDATE: November 1st was supposed to be the day I would run my 1st NYC marathon...
While that won't happen, I'm going to run Read Ahead's virtual Book It! race on November 7th to support the organization and the work they do. Every dollar you donate has a direct impact on Read Ahead's ability to serve high-need schools in New York City - thank you for your support!
In 2018, when I first started working at my current job, I found out about Read Ahead through my coworkers and decided to volunteer. Since then, I have spent my lunch hour every other Friday with an awesome kid and we get to read together, play games, and talk about anything she wants, from school to the books we love to her favorite dance moves on Tik Tok.
Read Ahead is an organization that pairs over 1,000 New York City public school children with mentors who can help them develop the social-emotional skills essential for academic and life-long success. Children need positive adult role models to thrive: Young people who are mentored -- especially those challenged by poverty -- are more likely to have better school attendance and participation, to develop the motivation and skills they need for success in school and in life, and to enroll in college.
This year, I am running the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of Read Ahead so that I can keep working with my mentee and more students can have the opportunity to be mentored.
Every dollar you donate has a direct impact on Read Ahead's ability to serve high-need schools in New York City - thank you for your support!