I will be riding 77 tough miles to raise money for the Queens College Foster Scholarship Fund. Did you know that only 2.5% of kids who go through foster care ever graduate college? Less than 2% graduate before the age of 25. Imagine all the obstacles kids in the foster system face just to do well enough to get to college. Then think about the things you need to get through college that most of us take for granted, like making ends meet, with no family to support you.
Three years ago, combining my gratitude to the school with our interest in supporting kids in the foster system, Sheryl and I set up a modest scholarship fund at my alma mater, Queens College, that is designed to help the incredibly diverse Queens College students who are in or have gone through the foster care system get through college. Please donate generously so that we can help a few women and men reach their dreams.