Project for Teens is a volunteer service learning program that involves approximately 120 students grades 10-12 from five Greater Mankato area high schools. Mankato East, West and Loyola Schools are long-time members and we are so excited to welcome St. Peter High School and Lake Crystal High School to the P4T Crew this year. Once trained, peer leaders share messages that promote healthy decision-making with fifth through eighth grade students (over 2,400 projected for the 2016-2017 school year) across the Mankato and St. Peter / Lake Crystal School Districts (Dakota Meadows, Franklin, Garfield, Fitzgerald, Prairie Winds, North Intermediate, St. Peter High School and Lake Crystal Secondary) through various methods of teaching, including small group discussions, skits and role-playing. The goal is to promote health and responsible decision-making among younger age peers on topics like bullying, social media, sexual health and relationships.
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Ken Essay - Half Marathon
Running Mantra: I BELIEVE
Running Advice: Enjoy the journey!
Shea Roehrkasse - Half Marathon
Running Mantra: Stay positive, and one more thing to cross off my bucket list!
Running Advice: I love to listen to books on tape when I run. It helps me think about what is happening in the book rather than the run.
Kate Cox - Half Marathon
Running Mantra: Savor the moment.
Running Advice: You see the best of humanity during a marathon. Whether you are running or watching the race, you see people doing something that seems so impossible look possible. Soak it all in. So throw your hands in the air and enjoy your rock star moment when crossing that finish line!
Jessica Kirschner - Half Marathon
Running Mantra: "One mile at a time!" This is especially helpful on those long runs! I try not to focus on how many more miles are ahead, but stay present in the one I'm in.
Running Advice: If I can run, anyone can run! You don't know what you are able to accomplish until you try.