Seeing Myself in Our Students

Natasha MacNevin was a first year coach at East Austin College Prep for our 2014-2015 season.  I remember what it was like to train for and run my first marathon.  I had never been a runner and doubt was always in the back of my mind as to whether I could...

Reflections from a Volunteer Coach

Mary Renfro was a volunteer coach with Marathon High for the 2014-2015 season. She coached our largest program at KIPP Austin Academy of Arts and Letters.  Originally, I was unfamiliar with Marathon High.  I work with AmeriCorps: A Community for Education,...

Running as an Equalizer

Brendon Kepner is our Teacher Champion at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.   Marathon High is a program that transforms lives by giving students confidence. Most of the girls who start the program in the fall, aren’t entirely sure what...

13.1 This Year, 26.2 Next Year

Itzel Ruiz is a junior at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. She was a first year participant in 2015. When she graduates, Itzel will be the first in her family to graduate high school and attend college.  This year I decided to join Marathon...

A Parent's Reflection on Marathon High

Michelle Vega is a parent from our KIPP Academy of Arts and Letters program.  Our son has autism and several medical issues. He struggled to find an activity that he enjoyed and was successful with for years. His biggest challenge was needing surgery on both legs...

Transitioning from a Student to a Coach

Ana Gonzalez was a Marathon High student from Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in our first year. She came back this past season as a coach for the middle school girls of Ann Richards.  I wanted to coach in Marathon High was because I had...