Across the Greater New Orleans community, there is an urgent need for positive, structured, and impactful youth development. Few providers in the Greater New Orleans region currently utilize long-distance running as a medium for supporting and empowering this demographic. Youth Run NOLA arose out of a need to provide students with a structured and supportive after-school environment to be active and learn how to make positive choices.
Youth Run NOLA empowers youth across Greater New Orleans to strive for a lifetime of character, community, and wellness through guided training for and completion of local running events. We use running as a medium to inspire and prepare students for success on the track, in the classroom, and in the community. The organization is led by adult mentors at school based-chapters in 8 schools across St. Bernard, Orleans, and Jefferson parish.
This is a great organization toward which the founders/directors of NOLA Fund will direct their future efforts. We hope you consider supporting this excellent cause as willingly as you have supported NOLA Fund. Thank you!