25th Annual Walk A Thon

 

On May 17th, Family Matters celebrated their 25th anniversary for their annual Walk A Thon.


Being new to Family Matters and hearing so many stories and traditions about the Walk A Thon, I was anxious to see what it was like.

As the Development Intern for Family Matters, I had the opportunity to help with the Walk A Thon by contacting various restaurants to donate food to the picnic. I also created information boards in order for people to learn about the after school programs. 

It was amazing to see how many people supported the Walk. From families to Alumni who participated in the after school program years ago, there were large amounts of people in red Family Matters shirts. I loved seeing the children play at the park after the Walk and seeing old friends connect.

My favorite part of the day was interacting with the Teen Girls. After the walk, we ate food and danced to music. 


 
Being part of the Walk-A-Thon was one of the highlights of my internship and I hope to be a part of it in future years.

     -Nya Brooks
 

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