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Together, let's help every kid in the United States feel UNSTOPPABLE.
It can be hard to feel unstoppable when the odds are stacked against you. The playing field for low-income youth in the United States is not level. Kids living in low-income homes suffer disproportionately from common problems associated with poverty: diminished school success, severely limited employment options, personal or family trauma, low self-esteem and compromised health. And often schools in low-income communities that underperform are imposed with strict guidelines for academic improvement that decrease playtime at recess or during instructional time. To fill the gap...afterschool enrichment but, families who live at the poverty line or below struggle to meet basic needs for their children let alone pay for afterschool programs. It can feel like you're stopped before you have begun.This is where we come in and where investment from you produces life-changing dividends.
Afterschool programs like Mini Mermaids & Young Tritons are proven to increase academic achievement, social & emotional strength, resilience and ultimately lead to higher education and higher living wages (see our outcomes below).
Did you know that over 3000 kids per year participate in Mini Mermaids or Young Tritons in the United States? AND that 87% of those kiddos come from families who live at or below the poverty level*. *2019 poverty level = less than $25,750/year for a family of four
With you on our side, we are unstoppable. YOU are ensuring more than 2600 kids a year get to run, be a part of a club, learn how to manage their feelings and feel SAFE. When kids participate in Mini Mermaids or Young Tritons running club, it is often their only opportunity to learn how to use movement and play to develop a stronger heart, mind, and body.
$35.00 One Time Donation sponsors ONE Mini Mermaid or Young Triton
$35.00 Monthly Donation sponsors AN ENTIRE Mini Mermaid or Young Triton Team
$70.00 One Time Donation sponsors TWO Mini Mermaids or Young Tritons
$70.00 Monthly Donation sponsors TWO FULL Mini Mermaid or Young Triton Teams
$105.00 One Time Donation sponsors THREE Mini Mermaids or Young Tritons
$105.00 Monthly Donation sponsors THREE FULL Mini Mermaid or Young Triton Teams
"In 10 years, Mini Mermaids & Young Tritons have become more than just a running club. They have become a place for girls and boys to belong, to process the hardest parts of life and above all - to feel safe. Safe to be themselves. Safe to trust others. Safe to build new friendships. Safe to be vulnerable. Safe to fail. Safe to succeed. And all of this is more than I could have ever imagined. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to Our goal is to raise $10,000 to sponsor 285 kids this Spring, thank you for supporting us!".
- Heidi Boynton, CEO/Co-Founder Mini Mermaids & Young Tritons
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