Leader Spotlight: Mrs. Briseno

Maria Briseno began her journey with SRLA ten years ago as a parent volunteer. She says “running saved her life” and models to her students to never give up.  Q: Where are you a SRLA leader? How many years have you been with SRLA? A: I am the leader at El Sereno Middle School and […]

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Kevin: Becoming a Leader

Kevin, a 2018 SRLA graduate from Camino Nuevo High School, says that “SRLA has influenced me. Seeing all the former students go off to college and become these amazing people really inspires me, knowing that I have aspired to do something like that as well. As a matter of fact, SRLA motivated me to aspire […]

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Leader Spotlight: Mr. Burrell

Mark Burrell, a leader at Sun Valley Magnet School, has ran with SRLA for eight years, inspiring his students and fellow teachers to join him. Thank you Mark for all you do for SRLA students! Q: Where are you a SRLA leader? How many years have you been with SRLA? A: I am currently one […]

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Senior Stories: Sandra, I Believe in the Impossible

Sandra, a 2018 SRLA graduate for Academia Avancia, grew up with Students Run LA. She has the opportunity to run six Marathons, and gained confidence and connection along the way. She credits SRLA changing her life and helping her realize she needed to fuel her body. She is headed to the University of California, Santa […]

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Leader Spotlight: Mr. Scruggs

Sam Scruggs, a leader at Locke High School, is passionate about Students Run LA because they deliver their mission every year– they challenge at-risk secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a truly life-changing experience: The training for and completion of the Skechers […]

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Senior Stories: Bryan, Struggles to Champion

Bryan, a SRLA Class of 2018 Graduate from Locke High School, is excited to be attending the University of California Davis this fall. After feeling alone in a new place, Students Run LA helped him find happiness and comfort in a new place. When I came to the United States in 2015 from Guatemala, I […]

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Leader Spotlight: Ms. Guzman from Legacy High School

Antonia Guzman, a leader at Legacy High School Complex, discovered her passion for running through Students Run LA. While she has enjoyed the opportunity to mentor students, she believes that they also teach her incredible lessons. Thank you Antonia for all you do for SRLA students! Q: Where are you a SRLA leader? How many […]

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Senior Stories: Jennifer, My Drive for Success

Jennifer, SRLA Class of 2018, graduated from Carson High School and is headed to the University of California, Berkeley this fall. Through SRLA, Jennifer learned to “overcome thoughts of self-doubt and replace them with self encouragement that would fuel my drive for success.” She has an incredible future ahead! Through my experience with SRLA and […]

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Leader Spotlight: Meet Star Award Winner Officer Mendoza

Officer Mendoza won a 2018 Star Award at this year’s leader dinner! His dedication to Students Run LA and the LAPD Program is incredible. Thank you for all you do for SRLA! Q: Where are you a SRLA leader? How many years have you been with SRLA and what brought you to us? A: I […]

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Senior Stories: Alexis, Getting Back on Track

During my time at Fairfax High School, and after I realized that going to college was probably going to be unattainable, I began to give up. My grades began to reflect my state of mind and slowly my grades began to decline. No one seemed to be concerned, except for a few a family members […]

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