Volunteer on 4/16 @ Bklyn 5k: Have fun as a race volunteer & help students learn to be journalists!


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Sun Apr 16, 2017, 07:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Prospect ParkBandshellBrooklyn, NY 11218


The Foundation for Letters promotes improved college access through engagement with writing by providing urban schools with a range of literary-focused academic and enrichment programs. We also provide schools with assistance in the development of their own external support organizations, which build networks of donors, volunteers and partners that support literacy-focused education at their schools.

The Foundation is the official charity for the Brooklyn 5K/10k/15k in Prospect Park. We will be helping to administer the race, as well as raising funds to support our writing programs and partner schools. We are also getting kids into the action! Not only will students be running the race, but as a new journalism program at FFL, we will have students covering the action as journalists, photographers, bloggers, interviewers, and live social media correspondents. We are inviting folks to help us as race day volunteers to help out on the course, as volunteers with the kids, or to run or walk one of the distances (you can either run 5k, 10k, 15k or with a kid in the 2k kids race).

The race will work just like a typical "fun run" for charity, but in the context of a large race. FFL's partners in organizing the Brooklyn 15k (Pacific Sports and Active Network), have given us a guaranteed number of entries into the race at all of the distances (so we're protected against a sell-out).

To volunteer or to run to support the Foundation for Letters, reply to this opportunity!

For more information, please contact Mike Jackson - mike.jackson@foundationforletters.org



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  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing

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