Our Mission


Run Like REL’s mission: To inspire youth to dream big, set goals and achieve their own definition of success.

Run Like REL is a growing youth organization serving and providing opportunities for diverse inner city teens in efforts to close the achievement gap and higher the overall success and graduation rates among high school students in the Twin Cities.

Our programming provides teens a space to be creative, dream larger and set concrete goals.  Our programming focus on three major areas in order to help our young people best discover, define and go after and accomplish their academic, health and personal goals.

We are Collaborative; Community-driven.

Run Like REL programs and services will focus on; College Bound Programming, Network and Career Development and Health/Active Lifestyle Events. Run Like REL Will also provide Scholarships and Youth Leadership Opportunities.

We will work to close the college achievement gap among inner city students of color through inclusive and innovative programming that will encompass all three program areas of focus.

Innovative and Impactful Programming outside of the Classroom

We are committed to building and sustaining meaningful community partnerships between schools and community stakeholders in order to best support and provide valuable resources and programming to youth and their families in our Twin Cities communities.

We value serving our youth and community in the most respected and well-informed ways in order to create positive and impactful outcomes for youth, their families and our future generations of dreamers.


Hold Fast to Your Dreams.

Start With a Dream. Chase After it. Run With it.

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