An Award for East Side Riders Bike Club, a Community Hero
For decades the nonprofit organization called Students Run LA (SRLA) has trained tens of thousands of middle and high school students from Greater Los Angeles to run the LA Marathon. For the six months leading up to the LA Marathon- which typically takes place every year in March- SRLA galvanizes students from local Los Angeles schools to train alongside adult mentor teachers and participate in six community races of progressively longer distances which lead up to marathon day.
SRLA provides mentorship and opportunities for civic engagement beyond its marathon training. The runners participate in community service projects throughout Los Angeles. The lessons learned throughout the marathon training program and the community service programming translate directly to measured success for the participants. Data show that SRLA students stay in school and graduate at a higher rate than their peers and more than 75% of the students are college-bound. GRoW @ Annenberg is delighted to support SRLA's mission.