Marathon Education Partners strives to provide encouragement, guidance, and a higher education scholarship opportunity to children with financial need. Our program matches individuals and families (Partners) who want to give back to their communities by sharing their experience and knowledge with children (Scholars) through the crucial stages of their educational development.
The organization’s original name, Marathon Education Partners, reflected its mission. “Marathon” signified that the journey to college for a child is much like an actual marathon and requires practice, hard work, perseverance and help along the way. “Education” was the ultimate goal, and the adult mentors in the program acted as ‘Partners’ to their Scholars and encouraged Scholars to envision themselves as college-bound.
Location: Portland, OR