Franklin Road Academy Raises Nearly $5K for the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation
FRA’s Cross Country for a Cause is a student-led initiative to raise money for a cause
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 7, 2016) — On Tuesday, Franklin Road Academy’s Center for Philanthropic Studies presented the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation a check for nearly $5,000, which was raised at the inaugural Cross Country for a Cause 5K event.
Cross Country for a Cause is a student-led 5K created by FRA senior Julia Scott, who chose the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation because of her memories participating in the organization’s walk as a child. “I loved participating in the walk when I was younger, so I thought it would fun to bring it back,” said Scott. “The foundation supports children with neuromuscular diseases, and this 5K was an awesome opportunity to bring awareness to this terrible disease.”
When Scott brought the idea to FRA’s Center for Philanthropic Studies Director Brenda Huff, she immediately found a home for the event. “Cross Country for a Cause gives our student leaders and student volunteers invaluable experience with all that goes into this sort of collaborative effort. This service platform, which in a big operation for a high school student, is a great challenge for a teenager to take on with the assurance that support is never far away! It was a joy to see our students’ commitment from the brainstorming phase to the finish line,” said Huff.
Huff is excited to continue this community-wide event, and she looks forward to the opportunity to mentor FRA’s student leaders with servant hearts. “New student leaders will also be free to bring fresh, new ideas, and they will get to choose to donate the funds raised through Cross Country for a Cause to different non-profits. Over the years this will expose the entire FRA community to important social causes and organizations and many students to a great leadership opportunity.”
The Center for Philanthropic Studies in an integral part of FRA’s mission to develop leaders of integrity and purpose. Service programs are integrated into academics, spiritual life, and student activities through community service, philanthropy education, and service learning.