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MMRC NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2017
Executive Director Report

We envision a World where all children know they have a voice to stand up for themselves, to ask for the help they need to reach their goals, and to stand up for others with compassion and empathy. Did you know, over 20% of kids under the age of 15 experience bullying?  And according to recent research, "A lot of kids don't understand that manipulating friendships and relationships is bullying..." - Trudy Ludwig. Mini Mermaid and Young Triton's Curriculum addresses the inner critic, fear, shame, bullying, resilience AND relational exclusion. In our curriculums, over 20 activities are dedicated to navigating relationships.

We are working hard in 2017 to grow Mini Mermaids and Young Tritons into a strong organization that serves kids ALL across the world, no matter what their circumstances and you are helping us get there. Whether you enroll your child in
Mini Mermaids or Young Tritons, become an ambassador, donate, buy a SUPER COOL NEW sweatshirt from our apparel store, sign up for our Run. Sweat. Love. 5k, or volunteer - you are helping us reach our goals. 

We are excited for the year 
ahead where we will work tirelessly to invest in the next generation and ourselves as we teach AND learn, self-kindness, resilience, common humanity, and empathy. Join us? 
- Heidi Boynton, Executive Director
Squeek!!!!
Ready to show your Mini Mermaid pride?!
Our store is now
OPEN.
Shop away!
100% of the profits will benefit Mini Mermaid Running Club.

 { REGISTRATION IS OPEN! }

Lace up those running shoes and join us for our first annual Run.Sweat.Love 5k fest! Benefitting Mini Mermaid Running Club and Young Tritons Running Club, this 5k fest will take place on SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 at Polo Grounds Park in Aptos. Learn More.

AMBASSADOR’S CLUB
Want to help our Mini Mermaids and Young Tritons cross the finish line AND get special swag along the way?! Become a Run.Sweat.Love. Ambassador and help make an impact!

WHAT IS THE RUN.SWEAT.LOVE. AMBASSADOR'S CLUB?
As a Run.Sweat.Love. Ambassador, you choose your own event to train for and raise funds for any Mini Mermaid or Young Tritons Club you want! You can run a race, hike, bike, swim - it’s all up to you! As you work to achieve your goals, you will be raising funds for the 2,000 Mini Mermaids and Young Tritons who cross the finish line each year at NO COST. You will raise funds for kids who can’t afford our program AND get lots of love and support from us throughout your entire training process.

SPECIAL SWAG
Once you have raised at least $300, we will send you an AWESOME long sleeve microtech t-shirt designed to celebrate YOU as a RSL Ambassador. You can also purchase our LIMITED EDITION RUN SWEAT LOVE trucker hat to wear while you're training & to help you promote your fundraising efforts. Get yours 
here!

HOW TO GET STARTED
It’s SUPER easy! To get your fundraising campaign up and running, email
alyssa@minimermaidrunningclub.org. She will work with you to set up your fundraiser and will be with you through every step of your fundraising process.

It takes the entire community to help kids know their worth and value and teach them the finish line is just the beginning! Join the Ambassador’s Club and help make an impact!
Want to help out? We are looking for volunteers to help with our first annual Run. Sweat. Love 5k fest.  Please email gina@minimermaidrunningclub.org if you would like to get involved!
 

Santa Cruz
Sessions begin the week of March 6 and
end with the Run, Sweat, Love 5k on April 23


East Bay
Sessions begin the week of March 20 and
end with the Mermaid East Bay on May 7


Los Gatos
Sessions begin the week of March 27 and
end with Jenny's Light 5k on May 14



Email info@minimermaidrunningclub.org
to get a club started at your school or community!

Thanks to these race partners for our current and upcoming sessions. Mini Mermaids and Young Tritons will discover the finish line is just the beginning because of you.

Mermaid Series
Brazen Racing
Hola Run
Sacramento Santa Run
Startline Racing
Jenny's Light

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