Gavin Myers wrote -
I am excited to be competing in Ironman Lake Placid on July 22, 2012. Moreover, I am thrilled to be raising money for my favorite non-profit, New York Needs You (NYNY). NYNY is a rigorous mentorship and career development program for first generation American college students. We find the best and the brightest students at schools such as City College, Pace, Queens College, Rutgers and more and present them with mentoring, training and even internship opportunities to help them launch into their careers. The need is immense: only 11% of first generation American college students ever graduate. The reality for many of them is that the financial demands of school as well as the needs of their families requires that they take on several jobs while studying while career services at these universities are overwhelmed and underfunded.
When you think of NYNY, think back to all the wonderful people who helped you get to where you are today. Whether it was your parent who who marked up the grammar on your resume and bought you your first suit or the upperclassman who gave you input into preparing for your first real interview. All of those resources and more are provided to help the deserving get their shot.
Please support my efforts with whatever you can and know that I truly appreciate it.