Back on My Feet (BoMF)

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Curator's Note

We all know that giving helps others but studies have shown that it can actually boost your physical and mental health. In fact, studies have reported lower blood pressure, reduced stress levels and a surge in our feel-good neurotransmitters when we give of ourselves to others. I guess there’s some scientific proof behind “the joy of giving."

Dorian W., International Market Lead at League

Dorian W., International Market Lead at League

Back on My Feet (BoMF)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national for-purpose organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living.

 

The organization’s mission is not to create runners within the homeless population, but to use running to create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. The program’s success is measured by how many Members achieve independence through employment and housing.

 

Dedication to the program is laid at 5:45am, M-W-F at our three homeless facilities—Sarah’s Circle (Uptown), Lawson House YMCA (Loop) and St. Leonard’s (West Side). 10-15 Members who live in the facility come together with 10-20 volunteers from the community to run. They treat running as their job for the first 30 days where they build their soft skills such as team work, dedication, motivation and goal setting.

 

Once they maintain 90% attendance, Members move into our Next Steps professional development program of financial literacy classes and one-on-one training on workplace communication, interviewing, resume writing and online job searching. Our start line is our Members building confidence and their finish line is a job.

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Curator's Note

We all know that giving helps others but studies have shown that it can actually boost your physical and mental health. In fact, studies have reported lower blood pressure, reduced stress levels and a surge in our feel-good neurotransmitters when we give of ourselves to others. I guess there’s some scientific proof behind “the joy of giving."

Dorian W., International Market Lead at League

Dorian W., International Market Lead at League

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