As we all confront the current racial unrest and ask what we can each do to address the racial inequities in our country, Trinity Boston Connects continues to be at the forefront in addressing these challenges in the City of Boston.  Its Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP)  has supported hundreds of youth of color in the City, enhancing both their educational and life outcomes.  This unique program combines educational enrichment with character & leadership development in a safe environment where youth build a sense of community and connection over a six year period covering their middle and high school years.  I have observed the impact of the program up close over the past 8 years and am able to attest to its effectiveness.  Your support for my ride will help insure the foundation of this highly effective program helping to change the odds for the youth of Boston.  This work is more important than ever.