Teens Run DC is a year-round, after-school distance running, mentoring, and community engagement program that promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of low-income youth. Based at DC middle and high schools, the program matches students of all ability levels with mentors who challenge and guide them as they train for progressively longer-distance races and participate in a year-long social and emotional learning curriculum. Within this supportive community, they learn responsibility, discipline, perseverance, and goal-setting skills. They improve cardiovascular capacity and overall health and, perhaps more importantly, gain the confidence, resilience, and life skills they need to succeed – often in the face of significant challenges – in school and after. By the end of the year, 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!). You can help these young people continue to make great strides, on the roads, and in their lives.