On Saturday, February 3rd, a group of Springfield Prep staff members joined nearly 200 runners and walkers in the Coldest Day 5K. The race, which benefits the Springfield Rescue Mission, is an annual event that seeks to bring attention to the realities homeless individuals face during the winter. "Our school is right down the street from the Rescue Mission, and it's important to us that we do what we can to give back to the community and show our support for the organizations serving our neighborhood" said Ms. Wagner, Director of Finance and Operations. (Ms. Wagner also came in 2nd place for the female runners!) "Plus it's a great way for us to be visible in our neighborhood and let people know about the work we are doing with our scholars."
The day's fun continued with Springfield Prep's annual Community Walk, which aims to bring awareness about the school to families who may be interested in enrolling their children. "A key part of our school's mission is to be open and accessible to all students," noted Ms. Wagner, "and going door to door with applications is a powerful way to get the word out about our school."
Despite the cold and windy weather, 12 teachers, staff members and family members offered up their afternoon to walk around Springfield neighborhoods and spread the word about Springfield Prep.
Overall, it was a great day of teamwork and community building. We're so thankful for our #SpringfieldPrepFamily, and we can't wait for our next event!
To see more photos of the Coldest Day 5K check out Masslive's article here.