Walking With Purpose


What is Walking With Purpose?

Walking With Purpose is a month-long challenge to walk, as a community, a total of 12,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for the mission of CIS: to empower students to success. Each mile has meaning: we walk in honor of the students who are working toward a brighter future. During the month of October, 40 or more teams will log in mileage for a total of approximately 275 miles per team. Teams may choose to walk together, on their own or a combination over the course of the month. Though each team has a suggested goal, we will work together to ensure the goal is met. We all share the same final goal: to empower students to success.

Join as a team captain

CIS is seeking 40 team captains to recruit, inform and motivate a team of 5 or more walkers. Tools and resources will be provided not only to make it easy, but also fun!

Sponsor miles

We all have team goals set. Help us get closer to our fundraising goals by making a donation!

Send your miles as a guest walker

If you have walked for Walking With Purpose as a guest walker and wish to submit your miles, fill out the form here.

Resources and FAQs

Walking With Purpose is a great way to get active and raise awareness and funding to support students in our community by supporting the vital mission of Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS). CIS works with students to help them overcome barriers that stand between them and a brighter future.

Click on the links to the right for all your resources!

Special thanks to our Walking With Purpose sponsors!

Guest Walking for CIS

Submit your miles walked through this form.

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