There are three lessons to be learned from a pencil.
(1) Everything you do leaves a mark
(2) Pain always sharpens you
(3) What’s inside you is useful; not what’s outside.
As you ponder these life lessons, I encourage you to rise to the challenge and support our work at PENCIL. PENCIL works with the city's business and education communities to provide deserving public school students with summer internships, college and career training, and impactful school-business partnerships. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are holding the 20/20 Challenge, a community fundraiser where twenty teams find twenty people to donate $20 each. As your team leader, I hope you do the right thing and donate $20 (or more) to the "Rock, Paper, Scissors, PENCIL" team right now.
Heed the lessons of the pencil and leave your mark by helping make the college and career dreams of high school students a reality!