In the United States, 54% of students enrolled in college will drop out, and only 11% of low-income students will graduate. We're here to change that. This year, I am so pleased to be running the Chicago marathon to support Launch U. Through my past three years as a mentor for Launch U I've met and worked with some amazingly driven and talented youths. Every $500 raised here sponsors one Chicago high school senior for the year long program where they are paired with a young professional to help guide them through the college application and career exploration process. A donation of any size is welcomed and greatly appreciated. If a monetary donation is difficult for you at this time, please instead consider donating your time by mentoring for the '17-'18 program year. Thank you so much for supporting me and our city's young people through Launch U!