Executive Director Report
Today I'm using my voice to say (actually, I'm at my desk SHOUTING)  

Whether you have volunteered, sent us good loving thoughts as we rode the wild train of non-profit life, donated, or signed your kiddo up for our program - THANK YOU.

Thank you for believing in our work, in the power of helping children use their voices and for standing with us as we teach kids to believe in themselves - all over the world.

2017 is shaping up to be a great year, stay tuned for lots of new things coming your way.

 From our hearts to yours - Happy Holidays. 
- Heidi Boynton, Executive Director

ps...keep scrolling down for some exciting news :)  


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. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates on how to register!

Tanya Jones

Tanya Jones is a Mini Mermaid Running Club coach at El Toro Elementary in Morgan Hill, CA. Here is what she shared with us about her experience as a coach:

"I chose to coach Mini Mermaids because I value the opportunity to help young girls develop a love for movement. Having a background in Kinesiology, corporate wellness/fitness and also physical education has provided me with insight on the general population's perspective on exercise, wellness and being active overall. I truly believe if we can encourage and grow a love for movement in people at a young age, their likelihood of an active lifestyle later on greatly increases. Encouraging a love for movement secures a healthier and happier life overall. I'm honored to have been a part of a program that fosters this environment for young girls. 

I honestly really enjoyed coupling the MM curriculum with activity and running. I enjoyed hearing the girls share stories about their experiences in life, in school and in their self-reflection." 

Thanks Tanya! Are you interested in coaching? Email us at

Would you like to help us expand? We are looking for volunteers to put up flyers and distribute marketing materials. You can be located ANYWHERE for this opportunity. Please email if you are interested!

San Diego
Sessions begin the week of February 13 and 
end with the Mermaid San Diego on March 25

San Jose
Sessions begin the week of January 30 and
end with the Hellyer 5k on March 12

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

Los Gatos
Sessions begin the week of March 13 and
end with Jenny's Light 5k on April 29

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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