Run4Fun officially began in the Fall of 2013 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn with 7 youth runners, including her son, and became a 501(c)(3) in April 2014. Nicoletta’s social work background has enhanced a youth development dimension to Run4Fun’s approach, designing and implementing the Run4Fun life skills curriculum in each running session. Nicoletta, together with her son, found that other youth were also looking for a running program that promotes a love of running in an environment of fun. Run4Fun began to expand, partnering with community based organizations and schools to bring Run4Fun to the youth they serve. Today, Run4Fun’s program continues to grow and currently serves over 700 kids and teens after-school and during the school day.