Would you willing run 5 20 milers in a row? That is what local runner Rob Donahue decided to do this week. His purpose – to raise awareness about Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. He has a more specific goal of inspiring 100 men to become “big brothers.”
100 Miles for 100 MENtors is focused on getting men to be more active in their communities, specifically by being mentors with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. I can speak from experience that it is harder to find positive male role models for young boys and they often need it the most. I won’t go into a long tangent, but the need for male role models is much greater than is currently being filled. Many organizations offer opportunities for both men and women to get involved in the life of a child. Most of the time they are encouraging fun things like playing games, going to the park, or other experiential opportunities. I would encourage you to look in your area for some type of youth mentoring program.
Another great organization in the Twin Cities is Bolder Options. They specifically use running and biking as the foundation of the mentoring relationship.
[tags] Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Mentors, Mentoring [/tags]