Thank you for supporting my marathon effort and the programs & services of Wediko Children's Services!
I am training for the 2012 Boston Marathon® as a member of the Wediko Marathon team. This team is committed to raising money for children and families struggling with emotional, behavioral, & learning issues.
I have witnessed firsthand the impact that these programs can have on the life of a young person. As a Boston Public Schools teacher, so many of my students have benefitted from Wediko programs and services. From summer camp to summer school, I have witnessed the quality and outcomes of Wediko's programs.
The summer before I got married, I worked for Wediko to provide educational and behavioral support for special education students in Boston. As much as I may have taught that summer, my students were the real teachers. I learned that, even on my worst days, my struggles, my personal challenges are little, even petty. The strength, perseverance, and determination present in children who live through the worst of circumstances is beyond inspirational.
These children need and deserve quality programs.
Running a marathon, even the Boston Marathon, pales in comparison to the challenges so many children and their families will face this year. Wediko Children’s Services provides support and guidance to both staff and students throughout New England. School-based services include clinical and program consultation, individual and family therapy, Side by Side Social Skills groups, and professional development for school staff. The work and support of Wediko makes a real difference in the lives of so many. But like all non-profits, fiscal uncertainty is a reality every year. The Wediko Marathon Team supports these invaluable services. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. You can also send your donation directly to me, at my home address. Checks should be made payable to Wediko Children’s Services. My goal is to raise $6,000 by January 30, 2012. Please consider making a contribution today! All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated by the children and families Wediko serves!
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Thanks and I will let you know how training goes.