As I sat down with my mentor brainstorming ideas on how to fund a matching program to help our members repay their student loans a 5k came to mind. How symbolic would it be to host our first 5k where we would symbolically and physically walk alongside our members towards the end goal of student loan debt freedom. Our virtual Debt Free 5k idea was created to shed light on the problem of student loan debt and to ask the community to join together to fight this battle. The members of Loan Free student aren’t just sitting around waiting on the government to come and save them. Instead they are proactively in repayment and Loan Free Student desires to match them along the journey.
All the intricate details to pull something like this off has not been easy. The logo represents the breaking of the circle of bondage that has over 44 million people in 1.4 trillion dollars of debt. The leaves represent the growth from being apart of the membership and the person is leaping for joy from the reality of being completely student loan debt free. Our hope is that the world supports our efforts in trying to be the change we want to see. Every step we take together as a community is one step closer to helping eliminate the student loan debt problem all together.
If interested in joining us on our walk please visit the link: https://loanfreestudent.brushfire.com/