BENEFITING: City Year
EVENT DATE: Nov 17, 2013
Hi Friends and Family,
On November 17th I will be running the Philadelphia Half Marathon to suport City Year - my first half ever! The distance is intimidating, but this great cause and your generosity will keep me pushing forward each step of the way. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated and is an investment into our nation's most precious asset - our youth.
City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.
One million students drop out of school each year, and half of those dropouts come from just 12 percent of schools. City Year’s Long-Term Impact strategy will challenge the status quo, dramatically increasing the graduation pipeline and transforming the future for thousands of students in America - ultimately, it can change the future of our country and our world.
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
― Walter Cronkite