Running for Global Leadership Academy (GLA)

Running for Global Leadership Academy (GLA)

From Lorenzo Hough

As the founding board chair of Global Leadership Academy (GLA), I was inspired to run in support of our school’s Global Expeditions Program. GLA is a public charter school located on two campuses in West and Southwe...

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9 months ago

We are 40 days away from the Philadelphia Marathon. As you may know, I'll be running 26 miles to raise money for GLA students to travel the globe. To date, our students have visited China, Canada, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and The District of Columbia. I need your help to allow GLA scholars to continue to travel. Donate at https://fundly.com/running-for-gla!

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At 66 years young I will participate in my 2nd Philadelphia Marathon which will take place on November 19, 2017 and I need your help!

As the founding board chair of Global Leadership Academy (GLA), I was inspired to run in support of our school’s Global Expeditions Program.  GLA  is a public charter school located on two campuses in West and Southwest Philadelphia. We serve over 1300 students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

The mission of Global Leadership Academy Charter School is to “prepare the future leaders of the world” through an international and expeditionary curriculum.  Our Global Studies program prepares our students to be active, knowledgeable citizens of a global society.

Through international studies, students learn to understand how their actions as individuals impact the larger community. Most importantly, they learn to genuinely respect and accept the differences that make people and their cultures unique. Our goal is to have our students think globally, but act locally - through volunteerism and service to the communities.

Here are some of the places our students have traveled so far!

  • Beijing, China

  • Nassau & Freeport Bahamas

  • Ontario, Canada

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Birmingham, AL

  • Memphis, TN

  • Washington, DC

We pride ourselves in enabling our students to have hands on experience with global learning.  However, providing a student with the experience of traveling outside of their neighborhood to learn about another culture or society is not cheap. It comes at a price which is why I have set a goal to raise $150,000 for our global expeditions program this year. 100% of the proceeds donated will be used to support student travel which is a key component of our school’s focus.

I invite you to join me in supporting our GLA scholars, as they continue to have their life changing experiences through travel.  

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Lorenzo Hough posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #2

We are 40 days away from the Philadelphia Marathon. As you may know, I'll be running 26 miles to raise money for GLA students to travel the globe. To date, our students have visited China, Canada, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and The District of Columbia. I need your help to allow GLA scholars to continue to travel. Donate at https://fundly.com/running-for-gla!

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Lorenzo Hough posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #1

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In case you missed it, this year I will be running the Philadelphia Marathon in honor of Global Leadership Academy's Global Expeditions Program. On Sunday September 17th I completed the Philadelphia Rock & Roll Half Marathon.

As I gear up to run my 2nd Full Marathon I would like to ask for your support! My goal is to raise $150,000, and I cannot do it without your help!

So please follow me and support my journey as I run 26.2 Miles for GLA!

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