We are training the future leaders of our community to have confidence in their abilities to achieve huge goals, model leadership skills and live a healthy lifestyle.
We accomplish this by giving them the life changing experience of training for and completing endurance events such as running a marathon or 1/2 marathon with an inspiring mentor. Doing something that only 8% of our population does gives teens the understanding that they can do whatever they set their sights on.
I started this program and organization because I personally lived the change that running can have on your life. I was born with a congenital heart defect, was sedantary for many years and came to exercise and running very late in life. I ran my first (of ten) marathons in 2008 and it showed me that you can do anything if you take a step-by-step approach to any goal.
I also have ten+ years of experience in managing nonprofit programs, raising financial support and leading teams towards success. I have done this with organizations from start-ups to some of the largest and well-known organizations.
I have made running and growing Teens Run Yonkers my life's work and am truly fortunate to be able to live my passion and bring it to others.