Support me in running the Pittsburgh half marathon so that I can be this ecstatic (shown in photo above) to eat all the alfajores in the world without feeling bad about it (if you don't know what alfajores are, you are truly missing out and you must get on a plane to Argentina right now to try one of these heavenly treats). BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, join me in running the Pittsburgh half marathon in order to stand with Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE). ARYSE is an incredible organization that I have been blessed to be a part of this spring. I'm currently volunteering at their after school program for refugee children where I help kids with their homework and build relationships with them in order to help them feel welcome and valued. On May 5th, I'm choosing to #GoTheExtraMile for immigrant and refugee youth in Allegheny County by running the Pittsburgh half marathon. Consider donating because your donation will help to continue growing one of two programs:
PRYSE Academy: Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment Academy is a one-of-a-kind summer program designed to help immigrant and refugee youth become engaged, confident, and celebrated. Through literacy-rich academic curricula, creative expression workshops, team-building activities, field trips, soccer programming, and a public performance at the conclusion of the program, PRYSE is proven to help participants develop literacy skills, build personal confidence, prepare for the school year, and deepen their sense of belonging. Thanks to support from hundreds of individual donors and local foundations, the program is completely free of cost to participants.
After School Club: The After School Club is a safe and fun space for refugee and immigrant youth of all ages living in Pittsburgh to receive homework help, tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment. This program is a collaborative effort between ARYSE and JFCS Immigrant and Refugee Services - 2 organizations in the Pittsburgh region committed to the safety, support, and successful integration of immigrant and refugee communities.
Thanks for your support!!