ALKU’s Government Division participated in its third annual BEST Kids, Inc. Superhero 5K & Fun Run this past Saturday, April 21st! This year, the ALKrew was able to raise over $13,000, making us the top fundraisers for the event! Our top fundraiser was Jordan DiPietro with $2,055 raised, with Nate Rose coming in a close second with $1,880 raised!
Having the opportunity to give back to such an amazing cause and making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in D.C.’s foster care system means so much to the ALKrew. Not only does it give ALKU the chance to have a positive impact in others’ lives, but it also gives them the chance to let loose and have fun at the race!
About the Superhero 5K & Fun Run
The Superhero 5K & Fun Run is a celebration of the everyday heroes that make a positive impact in the lives of youth in DC’s foster care system.
About BEST Kids
BEST Kids, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring to foster care children in the District of Columbia’s Child Welfare System. We are the first pilot program in the District of Columbia to provide volunteer mentors dedicated to mentoring children in foster care. Operating under the first ever Volunteer Mentor Partnership (VMP) Grant with the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency, BEST Kids mentoring program is able to provide volunteer mentors for children as young as six and continue, as needed, until they reach the age of twenty-one years old. BEST Kids asks mentors to commit to at least one year of mentoring and to perform, on average, 10 hours a month of face-to-face contact.