Make a Difference, Mentor a Teen


(42.3334,-71.1208)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat Nov 12, 2016 08:00 AM - Sun May 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Where

40 Aspinwall Ave.Brookline Village, MA 02447

A DREAMFAR mentor and her student cross the finish line together at the Cox Providence Marathon.

About

Dreamfar High School Marathon challenges youth to reach their full potential--physically, emotionally, socially, and academically--through a mentor-supported marathon training program. Over 100 students from 12 different high schools in the Greater Boston area meet at the Brookline Teen Center and train together Saturday mornings during the school year working toward the ultimate goal of completing the Cox Providence Marathon. Each successful run demonstrates the importance of physical activity, the value of hard work, commitment, and team support. As students cross the finish line, they experience the impossible becoming possible and are empowered to tackle any of life’s challenges.

DREAMFAR mentors run alongside youth and help them train for and complete the Cox Providence Marathon by providing companionship, motivation, and support. Mentors run as part of the whole team, but are specifically matched in "running families" consisting of 4-6 mentors and 8-12 students. No prior running experience is required to volunteer for this program.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Saturday mornings, November-May
  • Commit to one full season
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