On Sunday, October 16th, sixteen CYSP scholars arose well before the sun. Despite the dark of the dawn hours, the students’ enthusiasm shone brightly as they set out to volunteer at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon. Armed with brooms, rakes, flashlights, and a positive attitude, the CYSP crew journeyed to Water Station #11, just past the 15 mile marker of the marathon. While there, our scholars passed out water to thirsty runners, and cleaned up discarded water cups to keep the race route clear from debris and safe for the athletes. Our student volunteers cheered on the runners, and were happy to receive the thanks of many runners along the route, who declared that volunteers like our CYSP scholars were what made the race possible!