Back on My Feet starts with a run, but builds to so much more. The community supports members
as they enter into the core of our program, Next Steps, where they can achieve training,
education, employment and housing.
"I’m encouraging these guys every morning, but I think I get just as much out of it as they do."Andrew Levine
Back on My Feet Volunteer
About Back on My Feet
Our unique model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead. Back on My Feet looks beyond backgrounds and focuses on our shared human experiences: the innate desire to feel recognized and supported, the need for goals and a way to accomplish them. No matter our circumstances, Back on My Feet shows that something as seemingly simple as running can strengthen individuals, build communities and transform lives.
After members have committed to 30 days of early morning runs with 90% attendance, they earn the opportunity to go into phase two of our program, Next Steps. Here is where our Workforce Development training begins: each member attends financial literacy classes and job skills training provided through partnerships with our corporate partners, better preparing them for the jobs and lives ahead of them.
The most important thing about this program is that I got love. These people loved me until I learned to love myself again…Today, I walk with my head held higher.
Harvard Graduate & Network Leader for Union Capital Boston
It is one thing for a corporation to give money, but it is another thing to really get involved. I appreciate everything that Marriott has done for me and for Back on My Feet.
Marriott Employee, Marathoner & HVAC/R Certification Student
Running with people who listen, care, and cheer on has been both healing and empowering. With the help of Back on My Feet, I have grown, risen, and now I thrive.
Columbia University Student
I didn’t have to work because of my military injury, but I wanted to. The door was opened, and I walked through it, with the help and support of Back on My Feet.
Marriott/White Lodging Employee & Marathoner
I had nowhere to go but up … Back on My Feet showed me that if you show up and run and communicate with others, so many doors will open up for you.
Ultra Marathoner & Working on Personal Training Certification
For me, everything came full circle. Everything that addiction took from me was restored through the transformative work of Back on My Feet.
Back on My Feet Alumni Services Coordinator
I really didn't want a job, I wanted a career. Back on My Feet helped with that. Now, instead of me needing a job, the job will need me.
I received life training, job training, financial literacy and support to help me get back on my feet. It's helped me a lot in moving my life towards success.
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