Run Hope Work (RHW) was founded in 2014 to provide a pathway out of poverty for underserved DC youth ages 18-24. RHW utilizes a holistic approach that combines physical, mental and vocational training to promote overall well-being and empower youth for long-term employment.
RHW develops physical and mental well-being through structured run training and deliberate meditation, and prepares youth to work via life skills and work-readiness classes along with trade certifications. RHW youth receive stipends during the six month program along with professional mentoring and daily programming. Upon graduation, RHW youth earn job placement and ongoing employment support.
Run For A Better Life 5K 2020 is going to be amazing! Racers will take on the fast, flat, out and back 5K course on the C&O Tow Path starting at Fletcher's Cove. Register now at the link below!
"It’s been hard but it helps you out a lot."
"After the meditation I don’t think about what is holding me down anymore."
"I enjoyed the opportunity to see whether I wanted to do all the different trades. And at the end of the program you come out of it with something."
"The program brought back my motivation and work ethic, and gave me hope that I would actually have a career."
"RHW helped change my mindset on life and made me want to change other youth’s lives. The biggest thing I took from the program is work smarter not harder and I’ve installed it into my everyday life."