Hello Friends and Family!
As a father, raising two boys who are already on track to become young runners, I believe that building a runner’s mindset at an early age is important and will help with so many aspects of their daily life as they grow older and begin to join our local running community. Running has been a great outlet for me and I am so excited to be running for an amazing local community program that has already been helping to shape our community’s female runners.
This will be my first marathon and I am so excited to be running it to support the college education of girls with a role in our community program!
I sincerely thank you for helping support our future Strivers,
STRIVERS Running Club for Girls is a Natick based program established in 2009. The mission of the STRIVERS is to develop strong, confident, athletic, and community-loyal young women. This is achieved through the process of training and completing a 5k Road Race within a supportive team environment. To date, over 550 girls have successfully completed our program with 80 percent of our members running an average of three years as a STRIVER.
The STRIVERS program is designed for 5th through 8th grade girls. Members become runners, experience the sense of accomplishment when they successfully complete a 5k, and learn the power that runners can bring to a community when they work together. Since the program’s inception, our girls have donated many service hours and lead numerous community outreach projects from food drives, back-pack collections, and town wide clean ups in an effort to demonstrate the positive impact a group of runners can make on their community.
The STRIVERS Inc. Scholarship Fund has recently been established to provide funds for those our program directly impacts. Our goal for the scholarship fund is to assist those individuals who have run with us, volunteered for us, participated in any of our races, or simply have a love of running as much as we do. The STRIVERSInc. Scholarship will provide a one-time award to one or more high school students pursuing a college education.