On June 19-21, 2012, 18 NFL players came together with 39 high performing students from challenged schools and 21 college interns at American University to learn, discover and create ways to engage more people as volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. Over the course of the three days, they shared their stories and ideas on Capitol Hill with more than 20 senators and representatives; delivered their message via 50 unique news stories in print, broadcast and online resulting in nearly 98 million impressions; participated in a one-day social media stunt that yielded over 15 million views on Twitter and nearly 800,000 on Facebook. Every year, more than one million students fail to graduate on time. These NFL players and young people are stepping up to make a difference. Join their team. The difference between a dropout and a graduate could be you. Suit up. Pledge to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor at unitedway.org/team-nfl.