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Preston Taylor Ministries
Preston Taylor Ministries was founded in 1998 to confront many of the obstacles prevalent in a low-income area--poor school performance, high crime rate, teenage pregnancy, and drug use. PTM adopted the following mission statement: PTM glorifies Christ Jesus by empowering Preston Taylor children to discover and live their God-inspired dreams through Christian friendships and love for learning. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a part-time PTM Life director, an assistant director, t-shirts, running shoes, and healthy snacks for 40 students for 32 sessions. Mid-Term (6 months): 30 out of 40 (75%) students will be able to run one mile without stopping. Mid-Term (6 months): 32 out of 40 (80%)students will be able to prepare three healthy snacks on their own. End-term (9 months): 25 out of 40 (63%) students will complete one 5K in less than 40 minutes. End-term (9 months): 32 out of 40 (80%) students will indicate on end of course assessment a greater desire to eat healthy foods and to exercise.