Based at DC middle and high schools, Teens Run matches youth in under-resourced communities with mentors who challenge and guide them both in school and in after-school programs throughout the academic year. Bolstered by this supportive network, youth participate in a social and emotional learning curriculum centered around responsibility, discipline, perseverance, and goal-setting, as they train for progressively longer races. They improve cardiovascular capacity and overall health and, importantly, gain the confidence, resilience, and life skills they need to succeed, often in the face of significant challenges. By year's end, students have formed strong bonds with their mentors and teammates, participated in monthly, community-wide social activities or volunteer opportunities, and, impressively, completed up to six distance races (some even run marathons!). Your help supports these young people as they continue to make great strides - on the roads - and in their lives.