I'm am so excited to be running the 2020 Boston Marathon and am honored to run for Team Brookline and the Brookline Teen Center. Having worked in Brookline for the past year, I have come to see what a unique community it is. Having run a few marathons on my own, I am also super excited to be a part of a team and run for something bigger than myself.
The Brookline Teen Center is a great community resource that provides a safe place for teens to hang out and explore their interests. It's funded entirely by private donations and has amazing features like a music recording studio, a gym, and even a candle-pin bowling lane! It also is a safe and reliable place to get a snack and work on homework.
Studies have shown that participation in out-of-school time programs have so many positive ramifications for students including increased academic success and decreased risks of engaging in risky behaviors. However, out-of-school activities are often cost-prohibitive. The Brookline Teen Center is an accessible option for all Brookline students.
Thanks for reading my page and for your consideration in making a donation. I'm excited to share my journey from Hopkinton to Boylston Street with you!
About Team Brookline:
Team Brookline, the Town of Brookline’s official Boston Marathon team, is a committed group of adult runners who train together for the Boston Marathon while raising funds for five partner charities that play an integral role in strengthening and enriching our community: The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Brookline Education Foundation, Brookline Library Foundation, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, and Brookline Teen Center.
In 2019, Team Brookline was in the top 25 of all Boston Marathon charity teams.
Since its inception in 2012, more than 155 runners, supported by friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and each other, as well as local businesses, have raised $1.675 million to strengthen our community and make a true impact in the lives of all who live, work, or go to school in Brookline. When you train and run with Team Brookline, you strengthen our community, expanding access to mental health care, literacy, the arts, youth development programs, and education.