MBC and Path4Teens: Help Us Help Kids at Risk

For 18 years the Boston Police Runner’s Club has provided programs for kids at risk and various community outreach. These programs provide safe and nurturing environments, encouraging inner city youth to make healthy choices and provide alternatives to gangs and acts leading up to incarceration. Path4Teens is one such program.

Path4Teens provides today’s tools for tomorrow’s leaders.  Incorporating personal development and leadership development with an emphasis on community service learning projects, teens discover their gifts and talents. The most significant process is the creation of a mission statement. This becomes the foundation upon which they develop a set of life skills and begin to align their purpose and passion with a promising future. Aggregate data shows a 300% increase in the number of graduations from high school and a 49% increase in API scores from students participating in the Path4Teens program.

Once again, as Mark’s Barrel Company has done in the past, we are asking our customers to join us in supporting a worthy cause. It is easier to teach a child than it is to train an adult. Path4Teens is a program that taps the passion within teenagers by helping them to pursue their purpose. Our goal is simple, we want to raise as much money as possible before the start of the 116th Boston Marathon on April 16! In one week I will be toeing the starting line with some 30,000 men and women runner’s from our planet.  We start in Hopkinton and wind our way through seven cities on our way to downtown Boston 26.2 miles later. Boston is THE premier marathon and one of the oldest events held.  Some 2 million Bostonians will be cheering us on Patriot’s day and helping us get across the finish line.

Having a purpose drives us as adults. Do you recall when you first became aware of your purpose and the impact it had on your life? Running a marathon is just like that. I have run my share and I can tell you it is more meaningful process when I am running for something bigger than myself. In the past with your help MBC has helped build wells in Africa, serve the underprivileged in Mazatlan, Mexico, and provided a safe haven for street kids in Houston.  Sponsor me, $25/mile or more, and help change the life of a teen. Your contribution is fully tax deductible [501(c)3-75-3240064.

Changing our planet for the better is as simple as changing one person at a time. Many teens do not have a sense of their purpose. The POWER of living one’s PURPOSE that is bigger than they are is a foundation for change. Help teens develop a sense of life skills that promote healthy and productive decision-making. Help them identify the core values that drive their behavior and give them a new lease on life.  Thank you for your ongoing support of MBC Inc.!

To donate – Click Here>>> http://www.gofundme.com/irv0w

One Response to “MBC and Path4Teens: Help Us Help Kids at Risk”

  1. Happy to report we have met our goal! Thanks for everyone chipping in. THANK YOU Rob, Maggie, Mark, Kaitlin and Leon, Mary Lee and Don, Karen and Mark, Greg, Mark, Coleen, Marcie, Rich, and our friends at MBC! AND just because we met our goal does not mean you can not contribute. Simply cut and paste the site: http://www.gofundme.com/irv0w and give what you can! Thanks in advance. Mark

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