I had the opportunity to attend the Race on the Base Saturday and represent LAEF (Los Alamitos Education Foundation).
LAEF had a booth that included a large "Be a Hero for Education” cutout where people of all ages, shapes and sizes had pictures taken (see below).
On Friday evening, the folks in the booth next to LAEF took their picture and posted it. It reached about a million viewers, according to Michelle Stone, LAEF Board Member.
The race had around 4,100 participants and thousands more circulating through. We certainly drew the attention of local students and their families, some who were glad to have the chance to visit and understand us better. We also reached out of area families who just wanted a pencil and a picture but went away considering SEI as an option for their children. Community members also came by and learned about us.
Many thanks to Janine Ingram, LAEF Executive Director and Michelle Stone.
Our thanks also goes out to the city of Los Alamitos, Emeline Moya (race coordinator and LAEF Board member) and her staff for running an exceptional event and providing us the opportunity to participate.