I grew up around math – I memorized my multiplication tables before I started school – and I use math every day at work. I’m running because everyone ought to have access to the tools that can help them build a strong foundation for the rest of their lives, whether that be the actual mechanics of calculating in-store discounts on clothing or a logical framework through which they see the world. I see my younger brothers and the pace at which they advance at, and want to help enable other students to do the same! TopHonors has made learning not only an achievable, measurable goal, but has made it fun! Tell me that isn’t a win-win situation.
Top Honors is a one-on-one volunteer-based organization that provides free and customized math tutoring to middle school student in New York City. Top Honors currently operates out of one location on the Upper West Side providing high-impact math tutoring to nearly 125 students each year who come from underserved, economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The curriculum is not only robust, but customized to target each child’s weak areas of math. The average enrollee realizes >50% improvement in High School graduation rate and one full letter grade improvement in school math grades.
As for the race itself… I trained as a swimmer when I was younger, and have had to slowly convert to a land-animal. I’m super excited (but definitely nervous). One foot in front of the other!