Please come with me on my journey as I train for and run the 2019 Boston Marathon. This is my first marathon ever and I'm lucky enough to be raising money for the West End House located in Boston's Allston neighborhood.
The West End House is an innovative and vibrant youth development agency that provides outcomes-driven programs to more than 1,600 youth residing the most under-resourced communities in Boston. Programs delivered by a dynamic team of professional staff and volunteers, ensure that our youth are succeeding academically, exploring and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills and adopting healthy lifestyles. In the past year, the team and young people delivered the following results: · 99% high school graduation rate and 96% college enrollment rate· 300 students receive individualized college coaching, leading to an 82% college persistence rate· 70 year round positions for teens, making the West End House one of the largest teen employers in Boston· 72% of the students demonstrated intermediate or advanced skill development of the arts· 70% of targeted youth improved their fitness level· 101,000 healthy meals prepared from scratch including fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.
Please consider donating to this wonderful program and follow me ony my journey to the 2019 Boston Marathon!