Metro Tech Education Foundation:
Established in 1988
High School and Post Secondary students of all ages
Great Idea to Share
Zombie Dash Fun Run
Metro Tech Foundation created the Zombie Dash as a way for the foundation to engage with students, make them aware of the foundation's services, promote student wellness, and to have fun while fundraising for the foundation. The Zombie Dash is a 3K fun run/walk with snacks, a costume contest, and a dance party. The Metro Tech cosmetology program and staff members offer free zombie makeup to all participants.
This event is in its 4th year, and averages 300 students participating each year. Community sponsors help underwrite the event to sponsor all students that need help with registration fees. These sponsors also help provide all participants with a t-shirt.
Executive Director Ashleigh Gibson shared, "Metro Tech Foundation encourages student success through wellness, engagement, and student support. The Zombie Dash lets us take time out of our regular work to give back to the students in a fun atmosphere. We have seen a morale boost for students and staff, as well as a renewed focus on wellness within our student body".