TENACITY is an organization which seeks to improve the academic and physical development of urban youth through education and sport.
I will be running the 117th Boston Marathon as part of the TENACITY Marathon Team. TENACITY is an organization that I believe in because not only do the statistics of its program show marked success, but moreover, the organization combines elements which are fundamentally important in developing a plan to a continued pursuit of excellence and achievement.
TENACITY provides structured after-school programs and summer sessions for young people who would not normally have access to such environments. The programs help develop life skills like self-awareness and self-confidence learned through tennis, critical reading skills essential to understanding oneself and one's community, and impart the importance of general physical fitness. To learn more about TENACITY visit: http://www.tenacity.org/ .
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love literature, working with kids, tennis, and running. TENACITY is primarily rooted in three of those; and running the Boston Marathon is of course number four! I truly believe in the "success equation" that TENACITY has developed: Literacity + Tennis + Life Skills = TENACITY. I hope to meet my fundraising goals to help the organization continue its mission and grow. Please help me in continuing TENACITY's mission by donating to my cause. And it will truly be motivation for me on 5:00 AM runs before work!
Thank you for your support!