By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA
Don’t forget to wear comfy shoes this Saturday, September 10th as we participate in the inaugural Carolyn Young Mentor Walk at Agnes Scott College. It’s a short 1.5 mile walk (only 6 laps if you were walking around a track) but it will have benefits that can last a lifetime.
Registration begins as early as 7:45am. The walk begins promptly at 9am, and after-walk festivities begin at 11am.
The walk is hosted by Agnes Scott College and the Campus Community Partnership Foundation. It is designed to have college students serve as an inspiration to younger males and females, as we join together to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of mentors and mentor programs. It also provides an opportunity for prospective mentors to learn more about mentoring and hopefully connect with various organizations that provide mentoring programs; and it promotes healthy living through exercise as we all get our bodies moving outside and away from the sofa, bed, computer, television, video games, and refrigerator.
This walk is named in honor of Mrs. Carolyn Young who has been recognized with numerous awards and honors for her outstanding teaching career in Atlanta Public Schools. Mrs. Young has been a trailblazer in Atlanta and has paved the way for many educators, young adults, and children in numerous communities.
Join us as we walk to bring mentors and mentees together, so that we might encourage students to stay in school and further their education, and live a healthy lifestyle for an even brighter future.
Agnes Scott College
141 East College Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Regular walker- $40
Agnes Scott Faculty & Staff- $10
College Student- $20
Agnes Scott College Student- FREE
Primary & Secondary School Student- FREE
All students and faculty must show proper school identification at the check-in table the day of the race. All other adult registrants will need to show some form of picture ID to participate in the walk.
For security reasons, if you are not registered to walk toy will NOT be allowed to participate in the mentor walk this Saturday.
To register for the walk visit: http://mentorwalk.org/register
For more information about the walk, its sponsors and more visit: http://mentorwalk.org
If you can’t attend the walk but would like to make a donation, please visit: http://www.active.com/running/decatur-ga/mentor-walk-agnes-scott-college-2011