Mini Mermaid Running Club

Our goal is to help build self-esteem, teach healthy eating and living skills while giving girls a chance to fall in love with running, moving their bodies and experiencing the satisfaction of crossing a finish line.

The MMRC program was developed through a collaboration of professional women in the fields of health, nutrition, education, fitness and mental health.

The MMRC is partnering with STEAM Power Afterschool group to incorporate STEM into health and nutrition activities. "Girls' self-esteem peaks when they are 9 years old, then takes a nose dive," clinical psychologist Robin F. Goodman writes on the New York  University Child Study Center website.",

•While our primary focus is to provide the program to girls in underserved schools, MMRC is a ONE4ONE model that creates an opportunity for ALL girls, regardless of their financial situation to participate in the MMRC.

 •Using the federal guidelines for families that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, schools that have a 65% or greater population of qualifying students are able to participate in the program for free.

•Otherwise, the cost of the MMRC is $150 per girl, and included in this fee is the ability for the MMRC to provide a scholarship for another girl.

•The $150 fee covers the cost for BOTH girls, allowing the program to serve one underserved girl with each paying Mini Mermaid. This means that at least if not more than 50% of the participants come from the underserved community.

•Through sponsorships and grants, MMRC is able to fund all of our sponsored schools regardless of whether we receive ONE4ONE funding.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Heidi
Last Name: 
Boynton
Title: 
Executive Director
Location: 
2841 Porter St. Suite C
Soquel, CA 95073
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2009
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Humanities
Girls served annually: 
1000
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Mini Mermaid Running Club
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Heidi
Last Name: 
Boynton
Title: 
Executive Director
Location: 
2841 Porter St. Suite C
Soquel, CA
United States
Phone: 8312346724
Slug: 
mini-mermaid-running-club-3
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
volunteers
teaching or tutoring
mentoring
internships
girls interested in STEM
Collaboration Interests
working with K-12 schools
sharing resources
Needed Resources/Activities
teaching or tutoring
evaluation/assessment services
equipment donations
computer technology support
computer access
Populations Served
low income
elementary
diversity focus
at-risk