Organize 5K run to raise $$ towards youth leadership programsRBHS Youth In Action


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  • To raise $20,000 for Free the Children's local school programs
  • To create awareness for global issues within the local community
  • To inspire other students become active citizens
  • To take initiative and build long lasting leadership skills

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Project Summary: "If we’re going to change the world, we’ve got to start in our own communities. Changing attitudes. Changing priorities. Changing the way we think about our world." The "Run Around the Globe" hopes to raise $20,000 towards Free the Children's local school programs intended to educate, inspire, and empower young students all over Canada. As members of Youth in Action, we understand that in order to change the world into a more positive place, we need to start small so we want to help support programs that will allow other students like us, become motivated active citizens. The Run will be open to everyone that is willing to participate in this cause and will take place sometime in the Spring.


  • 5K run/walk in Burlington, Ontario near Robert Bateman HS
  • Minimum of 300 participants
  • Media coverage by local newspaper
  • Will raise guaranteed minimum of $5000, with 100% of donations going towards Free the Children's
  • Fun community event!

Community Benefit

Our run will involve our local communities to first and foremost, promote healthy active citizenship locally. The event will require volunteers from the community, particularly youth volunteers to encourage "Youth in Action". We will help create more awareness about global issues and encourage youth to become global citizens by helping them become leaders in their separate positions. Furthermore, our proceeds will go towards Free the Children education programs in Canada, that help inspire and educate young leaders.

How will the $5K be used?

Budget Notes: Food and drinks
$ 1,000 Police Costs
$ 350 Custodial Costs
$ 82 Parking Lot
$ 150 St. John's Ambulance on-site
$ 2,100 Tshirts (min 300)
$ 1,318 Misc (including posters, signage, truck rental, etc.)

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