I may not be able to run a marathon, or a half marathon but I want to take a moment to share a different type of endurance event with you: Mentoring. As of November 2014, I've committed to serving as a mentor for a student at Manhattan Bridges. As a first-generation, college-bound student my mentee Karen has shown me the truth behind resilience, perseverance and determination. All qualities that allow us to grow and move forward towards our goals. I entered this program thinking I'd have something to teach Karen, and I'm continually humbled by the grace, strength and passion she shows. The power of education and her eagerness to seek support to reach her goals is unwavering and I'm inspired each month that we meet in the cafeteria of her school. Many of you have sponsored races, mud runs, and so forth, my ask of you is to sponsor my volunteerism as I continue to support Karen in her journey towards college success. Students like Karen don't have the benefit of starting at the same place some of us have growing up, help me move the needle by supporting iMentor's mentoring program so that more students like Karen have the opportunity to achieve their goals of going to college and can identify that as a possibility.