Victory Lap 5K Walk & Community Day
Giving Every Child a Chance to Be Great. Join us by logging your miles during the month of September and at the event on October 1st!
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Run a Lap. Change a Life!
There are so many among us who are struggling these days just to make ends meet and take care of basic needs like housing, food, and healthcare. What if these individuals were introduced to career options that allowed them to live comfortably, take care of their families, and actually prosper…not just survive?
On average, those who land in STEM career fields will earn $1,000,000 more dollars in their lifetime than their peers who have chosen other career paths.
How it Works
- Click "Register" at the top of the page
- Two options will appear. If you plan to go solo click "Fundraise on my Own". If you plan to team up, click "Create A Team" if you are the first rider to register. If someone else has already created your team, click "Join A Team."
- Estimate how many miles you’ll be running, walking, or riding during September. Whether it's 5, 50, or 500 miles, there's no amount too big or small!
- Reach out to friends and family to ask if they’ll support your efforts by donating to you! They can make a pledge per mile or donate a flat amount to support your efforts.
- Log your miles by connecting your Strava account or log them manually directly through the reminder emails you get.
- Keep an eye on the leaderboards to see how your friends and competitors are doing!
About Be Great Foundation
Be Great Foundation serves the most economically vulnerable in our community by providing hands-on, career oriented STEM education and certifications for youth and young adults from marginalized backgrounds.
One of our programs is GEMS in STEM seeks to cover the cost of innovative STEM camps for youth 10-17. Through the generosity of our donors, in 2022 we sent 15 kids to best of breed STEM camps to learn skills like 3D animation, game development, IT automation with python, and technology entrepreneurship. These camps are typically $500 and up for one week making them cost prohibitive for those whom we serve. But we’ve already seen first hand how making this investment pays off.
One of our scholars took a python course through our partner iDTech in Summer 2022. That student enjoyed the experience so much that he’s now pursuing a certification from Google with the support of Be Great Foundation, putting him on a path to earn $100,000 within 3-5 years of completing high school. This is just one success story, but we have a big bold vision to create so many more with your help and support, starting with your commitment to run/walk a lap!
Every Dollar Makes a Difference
Dreamers + Builders App/Game Design Camp
Your donation goes towards the cost of our Dreamers + Builders App Design camp where our participants walk through the process of designing and prototyping their own app or game based upon the same process that Apple and Google uses.