For many years Aslan Youth Ministries has received support from churches in support of our service to the children in Monmouth County, NJ.  We minister to some of the most marginalized families who have endured the challenges of poverty and trauma.  We help children from kindergarten through high school, all of whom start in our programs below grade level. For many reasons, including lack of support at home, difficult behavioral issues, and low school performance, our children don’t have the opportunity to participate in many afterschool programs. Our approach of love and consistency has helped thousands of children over the years. We not only provide door-to-door service (to ensure children are able to attend our programs and reach home safely), but we also provide one-on-one mentoring and tutoring that ensures lasting change.

For years we have organized and successfully raised critically important funds for our programs through our Beauty and the Beach Run ™ held at Pier Village in Long Branch, NJ. However, last year the Covid shutdown changed everything.  We lost hundreds of runners & walkers because of Covid, and we could not hold the on-site race. So we decided to have a Virtual Race that could be done any time, by anyone, anywhere!

In other words, all anyone had to do was register and then get as many friends or family to join them as they were able. Then they asked anyone who couldn’t walk or run to support their team by giving.  The wonderful surprise of our virtual event last year was that our small band of runners & walkers raised more money for Aslan than ever before!

This is why we come to you now with a super easy way for you to partner in ministry with us in this year’s Beauty and the Beach Run.

Now, with our race in its 14th year, we ask you and your church to join as a team.  You can create a team on our website, which will allow you to invite members of your church to either run or walk or support your team by making a small donation.  It is a wonderful way to gather your congregation in support of our work to children & families here in Monmouth County, NJ.

By running for a cause truly worthy of your support, race participants can put their faith into action. Traditional Christian values are the foundation of Aslan, so it seems like a perfect fit for your fellowship and our ministry to come together.

We’ve enclosed a flyer for you to share with your congregation, and we’ll be available to everyone who has a question about how they can participate or support your team. You can register now to run or walk at any time between August 7 and September 25, 2021.

Use this link to register for Beauty and the Beach.

If you would like to learn more about our ministry, please visit our website.

Run with Us

The mission of Aslan Youth Ministries is to provide relationship-based programs that permanently impact the bodies, minds and spirits of disadvantaged, urban children and empower them to overcome their negative environments and circumstances and become productive and successful members of society.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us RUN with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1

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