A CORPORATE COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION
When the corporate community commits to making a difference in education, we know:
Students Benefit: Recent research proves what people have anecdotally observed over the years: reading, tutoring and mentoring make a difference in the lives of young people. Education volunteers can help children enter school ready to learn, read proficiently by 4th grade, make a successful transition into and out of middle school, graduate from high school on time, and be ready for success in college, work and life.
Employees Benefit: Employees who volunteer through their workplace report more positive attitudes toward their employer and their coworkers. Further, those who volunteer are more positive about their own physical and emotional health than non-volunteers.
Companies Benefit: Top-level executives recognize the bottom-line value of corporate citizenship because it enhances a company’s reputation and image, is valued by customers and helps recruit and retain employees, among other benefits.
America Benefits: Reducing the number of high school dropouts would have significant economic benefits. Workers with at least a high school diploma earn more throughout their lives than those who drop out. Moreover, well-prepared high school graduates continue their education, serve in the military or develop workplace skills that strengthen our economy and society.