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Columbus

Our Staff Literally Goes the Extra Mile

Every day, these smart, passionate people work hard to help Let Me Run reach and inspire as many boys as possible.

Claire Houpt

Columbus Regional Director

Why Let Me Run?

Before joining the Let Me Run staff, I spent my career as a Clinician in the mental health field. I have seen firsthand how much the early childhood years shape and form a child. When I discovered Let Me Run and the way that it impacts boys, I was immediately drawn to it. I love the mission to educate boys with some of the most important life skills. I am the mother of two boys and I have always believed in educating them about their emotions and respecting others. This program teaches boys so many important lessons. Most importantly, it encourages boys to be themselves. I am proud to be a part of such a positive program!

Amber Gibbs

Columbus Operations Coordinator

Why Let Me Run?

I am so happy that Claire introduced me to Let Me Run. I can already see how emotions and communication are handled differently with my young son and daughter and how it impacts them in different ways. I am encouraged to know that Let Me Run addresses the "boy code" and strives to foster the emotional intelligence of boys. My favorite part of Let Me Run is that it encourages boys to be themselves, and that's exactly what I want for my kids — to know that they are special, unique, and valued just the way they were created. My hope is that my son and daughter will understand that they are valued and treat others as they are valued, as well.

Meggie Sexton

Columbus Development

Why Let Me Run?

I was introduced to Let Me Run in 2017 and have been hooked on its mission ever since. I have three young boys of my own and hope they partake in the program one day to encourage healthy expression of their emotions, which is so important for mental health. I've been an avid runner since the age of 12 and whole-heartedly believe running is so much more than just running. With its curriculum based lessons, Let Me Run offers a safe space for boys, a healthy after-school program and guidance from amazing volunteer coaches who are specially trained. I am honored to play a small role in the Columbus market!