Over the past month, the kids at Wilson Elementary School logged how many miles they walked or ran for a program called “Mighty Milers,” which challenges todays youth to run/walk 26 miles. Kids who completed 25 miles by the 4th got the chance to run two laps around the Fisher Cats Stadium, completing their marathon.
On this day, I thought deeply about my role and influence as a tutor, mentor and role model to students in and out of my classroom. I thought about how to them, I am CITY YEAR! On some days, not even Mr. Ricardo, but on this rainy day, I wasn’t helping them, or providing extra one-on-one attention, I was achieving the same goals they were and because of this, was honored to finish the race with my schoolmates.