INSPIRATIONAL TALK INVITATION
JULY 26, 2018
Runucate's founder, Courtney Schoch, has been invited to speak to adults participating in Seeds of Literacy, an adult educational program in Cleveland, Ohio. The exact date in September is to be determined.
Courtney transformed the label given to her after she dropped out of high school and became a single teenage mother. She fought hard to break out of the stereotypical life she was living by returning to school; successfully earning a Master of Aeronautical Science degree and numerous pilot ratings. Today Courtney is employed as an Airline Captain and has nurtured her inner entrepreneur and philanthropist by founding Runucate, a nonprofit organization committed to providing educational support to individuals who strive to improve their life. Additionally, Courtney has committed to run a marathon, 26.2 miles, on all seven continents in order to raise awareness for Runucate's mission.
Courtney's unshakeable determination and relentless drive toward growth and community contribution is both motivational and inspirational to those who know her.
During the open forum in September Courtney will discuss numerous challenges she has encountered and strategies that were implemented in order to achieve goals aligned with her values. She explains how and why it is important to defy the odds by raising standards and flipping the internal dialogue from "I cannot" into "I will".
JULY 24, 2018
Nicaragua's current political climate has resulted in the suspension of English classes for both adults and young learners in León. Classes are expected to resume in the future. Ongoing events occurring since April have severely impacted the country. Read more about Nicaragua's political unrest here or watch the English interview of President Ortega by Bret Baier
During this time of uncertainty Runucate is temporarily shifting focus toward educational programs within the United States. We are researching organizations and programs that will benefit from contributions received from our next marathon fundraiser this November in Myanmar.
Our hearts go out to students, friends, family and others that have been affected by the turbulent political atmosphere in Nicaragua. Respect for freedom of expression and of assembly in a peaceful manner, according to national and international law, is essential to democratic society.
MARATHON SCHEDULE UPDATE
Hello everyone! After several months of healing from a nagging injury, I am ready to begin marathon training in April. It will be a challenging process after five months of minimal running but I'm committed and eager to get started!
After the last marathon in 2022, I will have completed marathons on all seven continents and raised funds and awareness for the importance of education in developing countries. Thank you for your continued support! I'll be visiting our Nicaragua learners in April.
Runucate's Events page is currently updated with scheduled marathons through 2022. You can click each title for more details.
RUNUCATE AWARDS MORE SCHOLARSHIPS
Runucate is excited to announce a partnership with León International Bilingual School to provide scholarships to preschool and grade school learners. A full and partial scholarship has been awarded to Eduardo, 5 years of age, and Valentina, 6 years of age. Both students are able to attend an accredited bilingual school on a consistent basis because of your generous donations to Runucate. These scholarships are in addition to the scholarships awarded to adult English learners in León.
Leon International Bilingual School
The León International Bilingual School is located in León and implements methodologies that support bilingual communicative practices including language immersion and exploration of individual learning by encouraging problem solving and student choice. Waldorf Schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. Arts in all academic disciplines are integrated in the learning process. The school offers full and half day options available to students. All educators are Waldorf certified and provide a balanced educational curriculum to the students.
For more information, visit León International Bilingual School
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