Episode: 004: Starbucks College Achievement Plan and Opportunity for Youth Program: Lacey All, Starbucks Director of Strategy


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004: Starbucks College Achievement Plan and Opportunity for Youth Program: Lacey All, Starbucks Director of Strategy

On this episode, Starbucks’ Director of Strategy Lacey All talks about Starbucks’ ground breaking College Achievement Plan and Opportunity Youth Program. The College Achievement Plan pays full tuition to Arizona State University’s online 4-year degree program for any Starbucks’s employee who is benefits eligible (meaning they work on average 20 hours per week). The Opportunity Youth Program is focused on finding employment for the estimate 6 million “disconnected” young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor employed full-time. This revolutionary commitment to engaging and advancing the lives of its employees is part of Starbucks’ strategy and commitment to build an outstanding 21st century brand and company.

Topic: Starbucks College Achievement Plan and Opportunity for Youth Program

Guest: Lacey All is Starbucks Director of Strategy

Twitter – https://twitter.com/laceynall

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lacey-all/1/506/83a

Organization: Starbucks - they sell coffee – heard of them?

Website - http://www.starbucks.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Starbucks

Twitter - https://twitter.com/starbucksstore

Take Away Quotes:

“We can work differently to take big swings at big problems.”

“Our mission and values are fueled by the notion of individual opportunity.”

“Our goal is to inspire and nurture the human spirit.”

“We are trying to achieve the balance between profitability and social impact.”

“We ultimately want to be one of the most respected and trusted brands and to do that we have to make bold moves.”

“By 2025 we hope to have 25,000 partners graduate college.”

“As a company we are a collection of individuals who are all trying to do more good in the world and use our scale in the right way.”

Additional Resources:

Starbucks College Achievement Plan - http://www.starbucks.com/careers/college-plan

Opportunity for Youth - http://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/opportunity-youth

 

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