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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bridgewater, N.J. (October 2017) After hosting 18 Annual “Run For Runaways 5K Runs,” Visions and Pathways, a Bridgewater-based nonprofit, has changed its name for our 19th run to “Run and Walk for Our Youth’s Future.” The annual run’s proceeds will benefit the organization’s arts and recreation program. Visions and Pathways goal is to provide abused, neglected, homeless and runaway youth, ages 13-21, with an avenue for self-expression and physical activity to help them deal with the trauma in their lives, develop untapped talent, explore new pursuits, and participate in the community.

“Our new name represents an exciting change,” said David Walker, CEO. “For nearly half a century, our organization was known for running a youth shelter and group homes. Many of our kids come through the foster care system. While we continue to run group homes, we are emphasizing outreach prevention; family reunification and helping children avoid becoming displaced from their families.”

Our new name for our Annual 5k Run represents focusing on our client’s futures rather than their past. “Our programs help youth see their potential for success and guide them along the often difficult path of becoming a thriving adult. Ultimately, our programs help end the cycle of dependency.” With a new name for our Run, it shows a fresh look at what is in store for the youth in our community and their future. “The future is very bright for our agency and for the youth we serve,” said Walker.

About the Annual Run
Visions and Pathways is dedicated to meeting the needs of abused and neglected youth. Programs and services include temporary housing, independent life skills training, street outreach and prevention services, comprehensive case management, counseling, financial literacy instruction, and more. Since 1970, over 8,000 runaway, homeless, abused or neglected youth have come to seek shelter, food, clothing, and support services.
The Run and Walk for Our Youth’s Future will be on October 28, 2017 at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater New Jersey. The 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk will take place from 9am until 12pm. Same day registration will begin at 7:45am. Our 19th annual run will include food, entertainment, a special celebrity guest, kids’ activities, raffles and much more. We are seeking your support to attend, send a team of four or more to run or walk, and also asking for sponsorship in the way of advertising and donation.

Participants can register online at: www.raceforum.com/runforouryouthsfuture

For more information about Visions and Pathways, visit visionsandpathways.org or contact David Walker, Esq., MSW at 908-526-6606 ext. 304 or dwalker@visionsandpathways.org