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Teacher Stories

New York Road Runners' youth programs better children's health, self-confidence, self-discipline, perseverance, and capabilities around goal-setting, all of which improve behavior and academic performance.

Together, NYRR and teachers got over 267,000 kids moving this year, in New York City and nationwide. Here are some of their stories.
 

Andrew Frank

Running brings Andrew's students new opportunities


Fatimah Barrie

Fatimah's students run for camaraderie


Mike Santa Maria

Running helps Mike's students gain confidence


Dinah McCann

Running boosts Dinah's students' self-esteem and test scores


Rose Newman

Rose's students run to reach new goals


Yvonne Pringle

Yvonne's students run to feel a sense of freedom


Mary Straub

Running gives Mary's students a sense of belonging