Los Angeles

Marathon Kids Coach Models Healthy Choices For Her Runners

The Lion Runners club is grant-funded, thanks to the generous support of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. In Watts, a neighborhood in southern Los Angeles, California, there is an elementary school called the 112th Street S.T.E.A.M. Academy, where educator Criss Moreno wears many hats. She is a fourth-grade teacher and the school’s technology coordinator. She is …

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Marathon Kids Run Club Helps Students with Special Needs Manage Anxiety

When Special Education teacher Maria Ornelas applied for a grant to fund a Marathon Kids run club at Lockwood Avenue Elementary in Los Angeles, California, she shared in her application that she was excited to become a run club coach “because running motivates the students to do their best on the track and in their …

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