Recognizing that life’s challenges are endless, Dreamfar High School Marathon (DHSM) uses marathon training as a metaphor for any student willing to do something really important—to try. DHSM transforms students’ lives through a running and mentorship program. With incredible team unity, unyielding support from dedicated mentors, and unequaled amounts of fun, students form lasting friendships, develop skills, and build self-confidence that lives on in their attitudes, actions, and self-image forever!
DHSM is the only high school marathon program in New England and welcomes students of all abilities and backgrounds. Over the years we’ve served students struggling due to gender identity issues; autism, learning disabilities, and social phobias; severe depression; homelessness, as well as the overwhelming stress to achieve success in the classroom. DHSM offers students a judgment-free, non-competitive environment in which they can test their physical, social, and emotional limits. DHSM stresses completion not competition encouraging all students to do their personal best.
Since its inception in 2008, DHSM has successfully trained over 1000 students from 15 high schools in Greater Boston. Our goal is to continue towards our vision of reaching every student in New England.
Dreamfar was a major part of the change I wanted to see in myself….The program pushed me further than I ever thought I could go….I got myself in shape and gained confidence. Dreamfar armed me with a strong sense of self, and the connections I have made through the program are invaluable. ~ DHSM Student