Marathon Education Partners, Inc.

Since Marathon's founding in 2002 through September 2010, 120 Partners have joined together to help 93 children in the Portland, Vancouver and Pendleton schools reach their goal of obtaining higher education. Marathon was founded in Portland, Oregon, by eight friends - two of whom worked at Nike - on September 11, 2002. In the aftermath of the events of 9/11, these friends were united by their desire to make a meaningful difference in their community. Struck by the low high school and college graduation rates among children from low-income families, they developed a simple model of a long-term, one-on-one relationship between a child ("Scholar") and an adult ("Partner&qu...
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