Today there was a glimmer of hope in the latest reports about job growth. But, for teenagers, developing skills and finding opportunities can be particularly difficult even as our economy recovers. That said, we think this will offer another glimmer of hope.
Since our founders Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store more than 40 years ago, Gap Inc. has given hundreds of thousands of young people their first job.
And now, we’re working with the White House to further boost our commitment to helping even more young people become job and career ready. It’s through a job readiness initiative called Summer Jobs+.
Bobbi Silten, president of Gap Foundation is a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions. The Council introduced a “Connecting Youth & Business” toolkit as part of the Summer Jobs+ initiative to help businesses launch or expand skills development programs like the ones we’ve had at Gap for years – For example This Way Ahead.
This toolkit was created by Gap Inc. in partnership with McKinsey & Company, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and the Taproot Foundation. Businesses, government, and nonprofits working together – Now that’s powerful!
We could go on and on, but we’ll let you click on the links to learn more.