My beautiful students range in age from seven to eleven years old. Unfortunately, most of my students already have obstacles blocking a successful beginning to their academic and social journey. Many live in poverty, struggle with the English language, and have extremely limited resources.
Even though they are faced with so many challenges, they come to school every day with a willingness and a desire to learn.
If you were to visit our classroom you would not know my students were faced with so many challenges because their positive energy and desire to learn are noticed right away!
All of our students qualify and receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Most live well below the poverty line and without this help they would not receive the nutrition they need throughout the day.
Our girls after-school running team is no different and needs healthy snacks to transition from "day students" to "after-school student athletes." This sports team will be our girls first exposure to a running team that will teach conditioning, commitment and how to train for a 5k race.
Some of that training will include good nutrition and healthy habits. Having these nutritional snacks and drinks to give to our girls will help us reinforce that goal.
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