STUDENTS RUN LA
Students Run LA (SRLA) is an innovative and successful youth empowerment program that helps at-risk Los Angeles students stay in school, graduate from high school, and continue on to college or university. Teachers volunteer to train with these students for the LA Marathon, to teach them how to set and achieve goals. While running is the core activity of the program, students participating in SRLA learn discipline, perseverance, and hard work. These lessons translate directly into their future success: SRLA students enjoy school, stay in school and graduate at a higher rate than do their peers.
Now in our 24th successful year of operation in Los Angeles, SRLA's annual results are both staggering and a tradition. More than 95% of the SRLA students who attempt the Marathon finish it, and more than 95% of the SRLA seniors who finish the Marathon graduate from high school. (Last March, 99% of the 2,856 SRLA runners completed the LA Marathon, and in June 2012, the graduation rate was also 99%.)
Students Run LA (SRLA) has been a subscriber to Foundation Directory Online for 10 years, and has had tremendous success with it. We have identified and applied to 52 foundations who serve disadvantaged youth in the Los Angeles area. As a result, eight of these foundations have contributed a total of $165,000 to SRLA, and four of them are ongoing contributors to our organization.
Just like SRLA, fundraising is a marathon effort. Foundation Directory Online is a tremendous help. Thank you.
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Students Run LA
Los Angeles, CA