DREAMFAR Mentors and Leaders
DHSM mentors/leaders are the very heart and soul of the program. Mentoring student runners has been called, "a life changing experience” for both the student and the mentors/leaders. Students look to their mentors/leaders for guidance, leadership, and most of all encouragement. Consider making the commitment to change a life today!
Mentor and Leader Qualifications
Sincere desire to contribute to the growth and development of a young person
Ability to communicate openly and without judgment
Practical problem solving skills
Sensitivity to persons of all backgrounds
Must be at least 20 years old
DHSM mentors run alongside youth and help them train for and complete the Providence Marathon or Half Marathon by providing companionship, motivation, and support. Mentors run as part of the whole team, but are specifically matched in "running families" consisting of 4-6 mentors and 8-12 students. No prior running experience is required to volunteer for this program however mentors must be committed to training alongside their students.
Mentor Responsibilities and Commitment
Commitment to one full DHSM season (November-May)
Attend 80% of the Saturday training runs
Run the Providence Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday May 5, 2019
Make sure student runners are safe and successful in their marathon training
Apply to be a mentor by completing the online DHSM Mentor Application HERE.
DHSM operates in locations across the greater Boston area under the supervision of leaders. DHSM provides the structure and guidance to implement the program, and leaders oversee the application of the program at their individual sites.
Leader Responsibilities and Commitment
Commit to a full DHSM season (October-May)
Recruit students to participate in the program
Supervise 3 weekday runs per week
Oversee students' marathon training including creating training routes, securing meeting locations, and maintaining attendance
Enforce DHSM policies including proper precautions relating to safety and behavior
Attend bi-monthly leader meetings and race events
Communicate program information with students, parents, and school administration
Maintain contact with DHSM staff, including checking and responding to DHSM email regularly
Apply to be a leader by completing the online DHSM Leader Application HERE.
DHSM's Resources for Mentors and Leaders
Certified marathon coaching
Regular mentorship training and support
Highly accessible program staff
Team social events
Access to physical therapy
Discounts at local running stores
CPR certification available
A once in a lifetime opportunity!
For more information about being a DHSM mentor or leader, please contact Kate Russell, email@example.com