One of the unique aspects of Mesivta Ateres Yaakov is its special ruach. From the first day in yeshiva, the boys feel this ruach and it makes the MAY experience enjoyable even for those who struggle in learning. One way this unifying ruach is achieved, is through the student government organization by way of their involvement in many yeshiva tournaments, treats, and trips.
A perfect example of this is the MAY 5k, which the GO helps to organize. This event, which creates a sense of anticipation throughout the majority of the student body, raises money for the tuition scholarship fund, and for other programs which maximize the yeshiva's ruach. In this 5k, people aren't trying to beat each other, they are trying to do better than they did in the past, while helping maintain their yeshiva as a whole.
The 6th Annual FM Home Loans MAY 5K will take place on October 29, 2023, and is projected to be the biggest and greatest yet!