5K Run Supports Student-Founded Program Connecting Lakota and St. Louis Youth

Apr. 12, 2019

5K Run Supports Program Connecting Lakota and St. Louis Youth
Webster community members can use the discount code WEBSTERRUNS.

Bridge Builders STL, a nonprofit organization bringing youth within diverse communities together to engage in cultural immersion, leadership development, and community service projects, will hold its 2nd annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on April 27, 2019, at Affton High School.

Webster students will participate in the run, and a discount is available (use the code: WEBSTERRUNS) for any Webster University community members who want to join. Webster University is also one of the event sponsors.

Proceeds from the 5k will benefit the second St. Louis-Dupree Exchange Program. This youth development exchange takes 13 local students and 12 students from the Cheyenne River Reservation in Dupree, South Dakota, across the nation to spend a week each in each other’s hometowns. These trips fully immerse each group of students in each other’s cultures for a two-week adventure of service, learning, and interpersonal bridge building.

The project also aims to empower students to create their own projects for positive change within their respective communities.

Bridge Builders STL was founded by current Webster student, Affton High alumnus and U.S. Marine Corps reserve Joshua Krakos. Learn more at https://www.bridgebuildersstl.org.

Bridge Builders STL run

 

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