Student Run Philly Style
Started by Andy Kucer, Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship. The program pairs volunteer running leaders with teams of students to inspire them to complete a full or half marathon. The courage and effort required, the unfailing support of a caring mentor and the thrill of the ultimate achievement results in a student who knows anything is possible.
This year, Kucer is launching the Mile Up Program in partnership with the district attorney’s office in Philadelphia to divert youth from further crime. By hitting certain running milestones, youth will move toward positive outcomes, such as getting charges dropped, paying off their restitution and having their records expunged. Students Run Philly Style continues to grow in Philadelphia and has recently partnered with the Italian apparel company Diadora .