posts tagged with Education

Sharp Students Build Robots, Patents, and More

IMG_1558sm.jpg As captain of her team, The Westlake Pi-Rho Maniacs, Abby has a hand in every aspect of her team. She’s a very smart sophomore. She handles the Industrial Design aspect of her team’s robot, which won her team an award giving them an invitation to the 2014 FIRST Championship. At Championship, the Pi-Rho Maniacs won last season’s FedEx Innovation Challenge, a social media competition that awarded two winning teams a grant for their team to use in future competitions...

Making a Difference with One School Supply at a Time

School Supply 2.JPG What started as a simple gesture through word of mouth by FedEx team members to donate supplies to a local Atlanta school, Hutchinson Elementary School, evolved into a much bigger impact when long-time FedEx customer, Norcom, asked to get involved...

Our Commitment to Closing Gaps in Education

Gina at podium.jpg The programs we support span the globe, and address some of the top challenges facing students and teachers around the world. Together with some of the top nonprofit organizations in education, we are helping tomorrow’s young leaders gain the skills and experience they need to succeed.

Making INROADS at FedEx

INROADS-logo.jpg INROADS is a non-profit organization designed to provide paid internships for excelling, diverse undergraduate students. The program is structured so that the selected students intern each summer during their undergraduate career at the same corporation to acquire the skills and support that they need to be successful in management after graduation. The students work closely with an advisor from INROADS and a corporate mentor at the company for which they are interning to learn and grow. After graduation, INROADS students are fully prepared to enter the workforce, and many of the students continue to work for the company they interned for during their INROADS program. And this is where FedEx becomes involved.

VIDEO: Delivering Education with Teach for America

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 3.44.34 PM.png For the past seven years, FedEx has supported Teach for America and their commitment to provide students of diverse backgrounds with educational opportunities that will reward them and their communities for a lifetime.

I recently spent the morning in a ninth grade classroom at Arlington High School in Indianapolis as part of “Teach for America” week. That visit had special meaning for me. My son Johnny, who recently graduated from Rhodes College, is joining the TFA corps and will begin teaching in Memphis this fall. We both share a passion for learning and the belief that every child deserves the same opportunity for achievement and advancement through education...