Yeng Chi Morel, a native of Mexico and soon-to-be-graduate of the Career Track MBA program, is teaming up to take on the Sawtooth Relay in central Idaho on June 14 to benefit the Running for Learning 2014 campaign, specifically the Lee Pesky Learning Center.
“It is a fundraising opportunity to raise awareness, give back to our community and help students in need,” says Chi Morel.
Chi Morel and her team members: Evelyn Johnson (Lee Pesky Learning Center’s executive director), Mary Jo Surges-Prokop, Pragnyaa Chakravarthy, Michael Shaughnessy and Abel Morel will cover 12 legs, 61.9 miles, beginning at Stanley and finishing in Ketchum.
Chi Morel connected with the Lee Pesky Learning Center though the Career Track MBA program, which provides graduate students work experience with placement in organizations.
“I have gained hands-on experience as a full-time summer intern in the Lee Pesky Learning Center,” Chi Morel says. “This practice and my master’s program have opened doors for me to learn more about the nonprofit sector, to grow my professional network and to connect with inspiring and innovative business leaders. It is great to be able to give back to the Lee Pesky Learning Center.”
The Lee Pesky Learning Center is a nonprofit organization based in Boise that provides learning tools to those with learning disabilities to help them be successful in school and in life.