Hi family and friends! Earlier this year I was planning to complete an Ironman, but due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled. After training for the last year, I decided I might as well do one on my own. And that's what I'm planning to do on July 26th in Coronado, California.
In order to make this event more memorable, I want to tell you about Give Merit (https://givemerit.org/) and their scholarship fund. Give Merit is a community based non-profit in Detroit that supports inner-city high school students. In Detroit, 1 in 4 youth do not graduate high school on time, and Give Merit is actively changing this statistic. This foundation guides teenagers through all 4 years of high school, helping students maintain a solid GPA, raising attendance to near perfect, and instilling moral conduct and service.
After graduation and acceptance into college, eligible students from the program receive scholarships so they can attend their dream institutions. With colleges only raising tuition despite the pandemic, these students need our support now more than ever. Upon completing my Ironman, I am donating all the funds from this page to Give Merit's scholarship fund, helping the next generation of inner-city youth have a brighter future.