The Miles for Miles Foundation was created in honor of Miles Peck, who was born with Down syndrome on July 22, 2009. The M4M Foundation supports local non profits who enhance the lives of others with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Miles for Miles is honored to be a founding partner of Best Buddies TN Jobs. This program secures employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves. Through the Jobs program, Best Buddies develops partnerships with employers, assists with the hiring process and provides ongoing support to the employee and employer. Miles for Miles values its multi year commitment to this program as it seeks to give greater opportunity, therefore enhancing lives…… the M4M mission!
The Miles for Miles Foundation is also proud to provide scholarship money to students who are attending post secondary education programs. Pictured with Miles is Jason. He is the first recipient of a Miles for Miles Scholarship. Jason, who is from Chattanooga, is attending Lipscomb University and part of the IDEAL program. IDEAL is a two-year residential program that supports students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in experiencing college as their peers do. Jason is attending classes, learning work skills, and loving college life. Miles for Miles celebrates Jason and his accomplishments!