You walked the Extra Mile to Keep Kids Learning

Nearly $60,000 raised! Thank you!

Thank you to all those who walked the Extra Mile for students in Guatemala.

Whether you participated with your company, school, faith community, family and friends, the funds you raised will provide essential academic support like tutoring and homework help for 3,120 students.

Save the Date for September 15, 2023!

Why We Walk

Two years of distance learning has had an immense impact on learning for students of all ages, in particular younger students and those experiencing poverty. Distance learning is challenging in itself, but even more so if there isn’t adequate access to technology and resources to help with homework questions. Your Walk For Hope raises funds that provide students with access to academic support during these challenging times.

Walk to Provide Tutoring

$100 funds one week of tutoring. In this time of distance learning, it’s more important than ever that students have access to academic support. Common Hope’s staff offers homework help and tutoring to students via Zoom, WhatsApp, and in-person by appointment.

Walk to Support Teachers

$500 supports a New Hope teacher with distance learning resources. Distance learning looks much different than traditional in-classroom learning. Teachers at Common Hope’s New Hope School have pivoted to go above and beyond to provide support to keep kids learning.

Walk to Keep Kids Learning

$1,152 funds an entire year of programming to one Common Hope student including homework help, tutoring, distance learning tools, health care services, and much more. Help ensure students receive the support they need to overcome all of life’s challenges.

How Will You Walk the Extra Mile?

Walk, run, bike, or dance! You can Walk for Hope YOUR way, whether it’s around your local park, your neighborhood, or your school track. You can Walk for Hope any time this year! Walk on your own, walk with friends, family members, coworkers, or your neighbors. Register as an individual or create a team!  Common Hope welcomes teams of all sizes–from faith communities in Minnesota, to families in California, to corporate teams in Boston.

Check out some ideas below to start going the Extra Mile! Get your network to cheer you on and support your goal!

Organize a group walk at your company, school, or church

 Walk a little each day in your neighborhood

 Walk, run, or bike in a local race and represent Common Hope

Walk/hike your favorite mountain or trail


Resources and Information for Walkers

How do I register and use my fundraising page? What can I share on my social media pages? Will I get a t-shirt? All these questions and more are answered below! Check out this section and discover everything you need to know about the Walk For Hope.

Still have questions? No problem! We’re here to help. Email Courtney at or call 651-287-0718.

How to Register and Fundraise

Common Hope uses a platform called “Classy” that will automatically create your fundraising pages. Setting up your own personal page or your team page is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – and even easier if you walked with us in 2021. Click below for instructions on how to register, how to set up your page, edit your page, and use your page to receive donations and promote your walk.
How To Guides

Sharing Your Walk with Others

Share with the world that you are Walking the Extra Mile for students and families in Guatemala! Tell your Uncle George and Grandma Mary. Tell your coworkers and friends! It is easy to share your walk on social media or send an email. Click below to download some photos and information to share with others and promote your walk!
Download and Share

Fundraising Prizes

Fundraising is FUN with extra special prizes! The first goal? Raise $100, which can provide a week of tutoring for a student in Guatemala and you’ll get a t-shirt! After that, the sky is the limit! You could snag yourself a zip-up, a hat, or this year’s special edition YETI mug by walking the Extra Mile for hope! Prizes will be sent at the end of the Walk For Hope in November.
See Prizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Hope strives to make participating in the Walk For Hope as easy as possible, but we know you may still have questions. From donations to fundraising, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions. Please contact us if you still are unable to find what you are looking for! Email us at