Year after year, I join family and friends to hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim trail – I’ve just returned from this year’s trek. The trail is the same, but the journey is always different. The canyon is alive and growing, the weather is unpredictable, and the members of our group change. It’s a challenging hike—22 miles from rim to rim, 5,000 feet down to the Colorado River and 6,000 feet up to the north rim. We finish the day exhausted but proud. A journey well-traveled!
Many of you have once again taken the first steps on a similarly challenging journey—the new school year.
It’s an honor to be on that journey with you. Together we are helping to bring access to high quality college and career pathways that prepare students, regardless of background, for lasting success in college, career, community, and life.