Dreamfar by the Numbers
- DHSM has trained more than 125 students to complete half and full marathons
- In 2012, 51 students crossed the finish line of the Cox Providence Marathon
- Recruited 26 teachers from DHSM-participating schools
- Over 65 community members mentored and trained with the students
- More than 100 individuals have volunteered their time to the Dreamfar High School Marathon
Dreamfar - Road to Success
2008-2009 – DHSM was introduced to Newton South High School, the first DHSM team, with the hope of training at-risk students to train for, and complete, the Cox Providence Marathon. In 2009, nine students successfully crossed the finish line of the full marathon. Eight of the students have since taken leadership positions, serving on the board of the newly constructed Chestnut Street Teen Center in Newton
2009-2010 – Newton South was joined by Newton North (a rare occurrence in Newton). DHSM trained 27 students to run the Cox Providence Marathon. DHSM’s coaches and mentors trained side-by-side with the students; no student would ever train alone.
2010-2011 – Brookline and Sharon High Schools joined the DHSM family. We trained 45 students; 39 made it to the starting line of the Cox Providence Marathon, and 100% of them finished! DHSM formed a partnership with the Mentor Connection, realizing the exceptional benefit mentoring gives our runners in all areas of their life. DHSM also obtained 501(c)3 nonprofit status - the possibilities are endless!
2011-2012 – DHSM has made its way to the Boston Public Schools! This season we welcome students and teachers from Charlestown High and Urban Science Academy. It is so exciting to see students from across the Greater Boston-area get to know one another and work towards achieving a common goal – graduating high school and finishing the marathon!
2012-2013 - DHSM is excited to welcome another Boston High School, the Mary Lyons School as well as Medford High School!
DHSM is honored to have received grants from Carol M. White Physical Education Program http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/2011awards.html and from Road Runners Club of America, Kids Run the Nation Program http://www.rrca.org/services/news-entry/2011-kids-run-the-nation-grants/