posts tagged with Youth

Hands-On Inspiration on World Teacher’s Day

Rhonda-at-FedEx-Terminal.gif What does owning a small transportation business and teaching K-5 at a progressive magnet school have in common?

A lot, according to Disney.

When Disney was looking to improve its Youth Education Services (YES) program—a program offered to students and teachers across the country as a hands-on educational field trip at Disney World—they approached Rhonda Adams. Rhonda is a teacher at the Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages in Little Rock, Ark., who has very successfully incorporated hands-on experiences from her small transportation business into her students’ educational activities. Some of the YES curriculum this year is a direct result of Rhonda’s input, which emphasizes the interconnection of her experiences as a teacher and a small-business owner...

Generation Global: Today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs?

junioracheivement.jpg Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.

This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia.

Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.

FedEx and the Magic Johnson Factor: These Giants Can Dance

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Moving at the speed of need, NBA legend, businessman and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson is sending hundreds of kids to college; making computers accessible to the poor; offering free health screenings and awareness programs to communities across America, and giving FedEx kudos for being a part of the vision. Click on the video below to hear what Magic Johnson and his college scholars are saying about FedEx.

Junior Achievement Through a FedEx Team Member's Eyes

...By the end of the 5-week session, this same student was so eager to raise his hand to volunteer his thoughts and started socializing more with this classroom peers. The teacher called me several months later thanking me for helping this 1 student “break through” and that he has practically become a class leader! Helping 1 student in any way through out each classroom session, whether it is through teaching about our economic principles or helping the student find pride in him/herself to build confidence, increased my passion for the purpose of JA.

For the last 7 years at FedEx, I wanted to continue my dedication to JA by supporting the annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser as company co-ordinator. With so many charitable organizations that FedEx supports, my passion for performing in this voluntary capacity is fueled knowing that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow...

Supporting Black Journalists

IMG_1806-sm.jpg The first thing that always jumps out at me is that this group collectively looks much sharper than most of the journalists I remember from my years in the newsroom. Sharp, professional and young…No, make that very, very young.

For the third consecutive year, I had the honor of representing FedEx at the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) Annual Convention and Career Fair, which was held this year in Philadelphia. FedEx co-sponsored the event, and received a “Corporate Star Award” for supporting the NABJ since 2004.