I am excited (and nervous) to announce I will be running the longest competitive race of my life! In a few weeks I will be traversing the 7+ miles across hilly San Francisco dressed as a '80s rocker for Bay to Breakers.
Why am I doing this?
My mission is to raise money for scholarships benefitting high school students participating in Global Glimpse (https://globalglimpse.org/). Global Glimpse galvanizes America's next generation of leaders to become responsible global citizens by providing powerful international travel and leadership opportunities to high school students. The summer after their junior year accepted students dive head first into a 3 week immersion trip to Panama, the Dominican Republic, or Ecuador that has the potential to change their lives.
Travel has played instrumental role in my own personal development and I have been lucky enough to have a family that could support me doing so. Being able to provide these young leaders with an opportunity that would otherwise be unavailable to them is the key reason I joined the Leadership Council and is helping me push through the hardest training I've done since high school Cross Country (running is not my favorite activity).
Since its inception 11 years ago Global Glimpse has spread from San Francisco to New York, Chicago and Western Massachusetts and served over 5,600 students and 500 educators across 67 high schools.
50% of the students come from low income backgrounds, 24% are first time international travelers and 41% are first-generation college students. This is your chance to help them broaden their horizons as they prepare for the next stage of their development.
When I joined the program last fall I set a goal for myself of raising $10,000. I have raised nearly $5,000 to date and hope you can help me raise another $5,000 by race day May 19th.