By Kate Oczypok

Waterfront Academy is taking a unique, fun approach to fundraising this fall. The school has launched “Montessori Miles” this November, encouraging interested participants to run, jog or walk 30 miles in 30 days this November.

With registration, you can get a t-shirt that features a “Running Knight” to wear as you complete your 30 miles, and photograph yourself in what the school is calling an “UnSelfie.” Post your “UnSelfie” on social media, tag #WaterfrontAcademyMontessoriMiles and get others interested and inspired.

Anyone can participate and keep track of their miles in a log that will be sent to those who sign up.

The fundraiser supports Waterfront Academy’s Capital Campaign to grow school programs and is a rally event leading up to #GivingTuesday on November 30. Waterfront Academy is planning a Facebook event in honor of #GivingTuesday where Facebook will match donations until their allocated money runs out. Waterfront Academy is currently looking for other matching organizations. For more information, reach out to Ana Khosrofian at ana dot khosrofian at waterfrontacademy.org.

Waterfront Academy is hoping to expand school programs with a larger school facility to reach more students and families and to grow school amenities like the library, science lab and music and art programs.

The deadline to register for Montessori Miles is Friday, November 19. Kits for runners, joggers, and walkers can be picked up at Waterfront Academy at 222 M Street SW or mailed directly to you for a five dollar shipping fee.

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