New York Road Runners' youth programs better children's health, self-confidence, self-discipline, perseverance, and capabilities around goal-setting, all of which improve behavior and academic performance.
Together, NYRR and teachers got over 215,000 kids moving this year, in New York City and nationwide. Here are some of their stories.
Running brings Andrew's students new opportunities
Fatimah's students run for camaraderie
Mike Santa Maria
Running helps Mike's students gain confidence
Running boosts Dinah's students' self-esteem and test scores
Rose's students run to reach new goals
Yvonne's students run to feel a sense of freedom
Running gives Mary's students a sense of belonging
New York Road Runners is a non-profit community running organization, founded in 1958, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. We serve more than 430,000 people—including 215,000 youth—annually.