Ethan Tyler

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

My name is Ethan Tyler and I live just north of downtown Chicago in Lincoln Park. I am currently a junior in high school at the Lab Schools in Hyde Park. My favorite thing about Chicago is the people. I often take public transportation, but during the summer I enjoy biking and jogging along Lake Michigan. I love passing by the thousands of people and appreciating the diversity of Chicago. I am most passionate about helping those who are underprivileged in the Chicagoland area. The new organization, Chicago CRED, coordinated by Arne Duncan, hopes to help young people, specifically young black males in Chicago find a purpose in life and guide them down an intriguing path. I have spent hours closely researching their work and appreciating their cause. In HLC, I hope to finally become active in the Chicago community and do something to give back to the wonderful city.