Commitments by Employers
Across the U.S., leading employers are investing in mentoring, internship, school-to-work and hiring pathways for Opportunity Youth and seeing benefits within their organizations. Contact Grads of Life at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to join them.
J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
In 2017, J. Walter Thompson partnered with Grads of Life and Year Up to build an Opportunity Youth apprenticeship program for two functional areas of our business. Our goal is to double the size of this program for 2018, add additional departments and tap into potential opportunities across our expansive network.
1. Connecting them to the world of travel by enabling them to experience new cultures, contributing to the improvement of the sustainability of the industry and shaping their future with opportunities in Hilton Worldwide's expansive supply chain;
2. Preparing them for success in the world of work, travel and beyond by supporting their basic needs and developing their life and professional skills with mentorships, apprenticeships and Hilton Worldwide's innovative career awareness program, Careers@HiltonLive; and
3. Employing them across all divisions of the business across more than 4,000 owned, managed and franchised hotels worldwide.
In 2013, Hilton Worldwide issued an industry-wide call to action in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) to help prevent a "lost generation" by building awareness and creating opportunities for young people in the hospitality industry. Changing perceptions of career opportunities in the travel and tourism industry is a key priority for Hilton Worldwide and the sector.
The commitment builds upon Travel with Purpose, Hilton Worldwide's global corporate responsibility strategy. Travel with Purpose focuses on creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening local communities where Team Members live, work and travel; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the use of natural resources.
New York Life Insurance
"I am asking employers, educators, non-profits, community leaders to join me and the Grads of Life campaign in this bold agenda to grow our economy and to create new opportunities for tomorrow's leaders."
- Secretary Hillary Clinton