Volunteers (Fall 2014)
A team for RUNNING FOR A BETTER OAKLAND
I am volunteering with Running for a Better Oakland! Please support me by helping me raise $1000 for scholarships this season!
Oakland youth are confronted daily with problems of obesity, crime, and under-funded schools. I want to be part of a solution, so I am volunteering with the youth from Running for a Better Oakland to train for the 5K race at Let's Go 510 on October 25th. In addition to training and mentoring the youth, I am raising money for RBO to provide scholarships to those participants who need it most.
RBO is a non-profit organization that encourages kindergarten through 12th grade students to develop healthy lifestyles through running. With the support of positive adult Run Mentors, RBO youth set goals, train hard, and build confidence during the program season, and then carry those skills on to the rest of their lives.
The primary factor critical to the success of the program is to ensure an RBO community that reflects the demographics of Oakland. It is imperative that we structure our organization so money is never a barrier to participation. Your donation will support our efforts to maintain a diverse group of students where any child who wants to join, may do so.