This year I am proud to join the Launch U Bank of America Chicago Marathon Team to help support Launch U’s mission beyond my role as a mentor. For the past two years, I have worked with two high-achieving high school seniors seeking to further their education. The statistics in the United States are grim: 54% of students enrolled in college will drop out, and only 11% of low-income students will graduate. As a mentor, I am honored to be able to help Chicago’s youth go to college and achieve their post-secondary dreams through weekly check-ins and monthly one-on-one meetings, supplementing the programs organized by Launch U. This year, as a Launch U Bank of America Chicago Marathon Team member, I am looking forward to supporting the Launch U mission financially with this campaign. Every $500 raised allows Launch U to pair a Chicago high school senior with a young professional to help guide them through the college application and career exploration process.
Thank you so much for your consideration in supporting Launch U and our Bank of America Marathon Team. Want to know more about Launch U? Check out their website or ask me directly about my experience with the organization!