On October 10, I’m running the Chicago Marathon in support of Urban Students Empowered. US Empowered helps underperforming high school students to prepare for, be accepted to, and succeed in college and trains teachers to lead its structured mentoring, education, and support program. Personally, I like that US Empowered is not a scholarship program focused on high-achievers. Instead, it leverages its limited resources to build a system that helps many students from low-income schools to enroll in and graduate from college. In addition to helping the individual students, the focus on schools with the lowest rates of college attendance maximizes the social and economic benefits for both the communities and the US as a whole: Help where the need is greatest.
If you’d like to learn a more or make a donation, please head on over to my personalized pledge page.
I’m trying something new to help my fundraising efforts. I made business cards with info about See Rob Raise on one side and about the charity on the other. If you arrived at this site as a result of one of those cards, thanks for more than just humoring me by accepting it. I hope what you learn – about US Empowered and my larger goals – inspires you to make a contribution.
Thanks for you support.
- Rob Campbell