Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of being able to volunteer with PENCIL and support the students of two New York City Public Schools, Global Tech Prep and the TAG Young Scholars School. Many of you in our offices in NYC have even seen the students visit here for great events such as CEO for a day, PENCIL 'Guppy Tank Challenge, or for personal mentorship and after school lessons. This past year I have been fortunate to further my commitment with PENCIL, and with the support of CA Technologies, to join their Executive Leadership Committee. PENCIL's mission is to 'Transform Schools, Together' by creating school and business partnerships. This is accomplished by bringing together the best ideas, talent, and resources across sectors to improve public school and student performance and enhance workforce pathways. I believe every student deserves a fair opportunity to follow their passions and reach their potential. Over the course of working with PENCIL I have met some of the most amazing students across NYC. Young students who are amazing musicians, writers, community activists, and programmers. Every student deserves to thrive in today's world, I ask that you help reach our goal. Thank you for your support and please reach out to me if you have any questions or are looking for ways to get involved.