Today’s RouteHero* is Let Me Run!
Let me Run is a nonprofit wellness program for young boys and in 2019 they are celebrating their 10th anniversary!
Ashley Armistead, a Girls on the Run coach in the 90’s, founded the program in Charlotte, NC to “prepare boys for the long run”.
She wanted to offer a safe space where her two sons could “be themselves, express their fears and dreams, and feel the power of being connected to others through positive, healthy communication.”
We were very impressed to hear that they’ve had over 23,500 boys complete their twice yearly sessions. They train volunteer coaches to hold bi-weekly practices for 7 weeks. These comprehensive sessions are “designed to amplify confidence, self-expression and respect for others. Each season culminates in a 5k race festival that celebrates the boys’ personal growth.”
We are really glad they have grown across the nation in the last decade and how have chapters in nearly 50 regions, covering 30 states!
Their purpose is both challenging and admirable:
“We hope to reduce the challenges associated with a lack of emotional expression in pre-teen and teenage boys, which can lead to stress, sickness, disease, addiction, and violence.”
We send our thanks to this unique Routehero* for providing so many young boys a valuable boost on the arduous path to adulthood.
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*Motivated by the amazing number and diversity of philanthropic organizations that use RouteArrows, our goal here is to share with you some of these unique organizations and their endeavors that are bettering people’s lives, their communities & our world.
We’re humbled and honored to be playing a “Roll”!
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