Team Hale’s athletes will run in the 124th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2020. Their fundraising efforts support programs focused on Boston Public Schools (BPS) students including Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA) and Intrepid Academy at Hale (IAH).
HOLA campers are part of the 5th Quarter of Learning initiative, a public-private partnership that provides summer learning opportunities to Boston students. HOLA seeks to prevent summer learning loss, encourage academic gains and healthy physical activity, and develop social-emotional skills during the summer months so students are ready to begin the next grade in the fall.
Hale’s newest initiative, Intrepid Academy at Hale is an outdoor semester school that breaks down the walls of conventional schools, gets BPS students outside, and enables them to earn traditional course credits through a nontraditional, active educational experience.
Experiences like HOLA and IAH are often limited to more affluent populations. At Hale, we are closing the opportunity gap by working with students who otherwise may never have access to such programs. We know that time actively spent outdoors leads to mental stimulation, has numerous health benefits, and is paramount for development.
Join us in supporting this important work!