I've run every Berkeley half-marathon to date to raise money for The Public Schools Fund. This year I'm particularly excited to have my kids run the 5K and the 10K/half-marathon. Yes, I'm tired and would rather read with a cup of coffee but I'm going to lace up and run with them. This is another example of their generation challenging us, pushing us and expecting us to do more. I LOVE it.
Yes, their questions are probing and tough. Yes, there are moments when I want them to listen to "my experience" but it is their experience that is going to lead (goad?) us to do the right thing. As they run alongside and pass me, I know full well that our kids in BUSD our benefiting from a fabulous public education experience. The best way I can thank our teachers and staff is running, ever so slowly, to ensure they continue to have the funds to provide our kids with an incredible education.
If you are able, please do chip in a couple $s so that we can continue providing grants to our teachers.
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The Berkeley Public Schools Fund's mission is to inspire and empower an extraordinary public education for every child. With contributions from the Berkeley community, we invest directly in teachers’ ideas and creativity every year through Schools Fund grants and volunteers.
Since 1983, we have directed over $12 million and 750,000 hours of volunteer time into Berkeley schools.