At Apollo Education Group®, we believe that serving our communities is not only integral to our success as a company, it is part of our individual responsibilities as members of a larger community. Apollo Education Group employees are active members of the community, and we seek to build long-term relationships with our community neighbors and partners. The company brings corporate social responsibility to life in impactful ways. While we’re global in nature, we give back to the local communities in which we live, work, and play—particularly those initiatives that focus on involving educational and workplace readiness. We believe that the efforts we make in our local communities today will foster success stories long into the future. These success stories are the real reward for us at Apollo Education Group.
Apollo Education Group’s flagship, University of Phoenix, helps improve the lives of adult learners all year. Teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America® gives us the opportunity to support younger generations of students and to learn about the role community-based organizations play in supporting academic success for the youth during critical out-of-school hours. We participate with the organization in many ways including hosting a nationwide Back to School Drive, serving as judges for the Youth of the Year Program, volunteering at local clubs.
“It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life! Being able to meet and hear from these amazing young people that have overcome so much and gone on to do great things with the help of their club was so moving. I found myself almost tearing up with emotions so many times yesterday!” – Ryan Hampton (on being a Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year Judge)
Employees across the organization took time this year to serve as mentors to youth in the community to create an impact in students’ lives. For the second year, employees volunteered their time to participate in the Virtual Tutoring program with JR Davis Elementary in the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix and Valley of the Sun United Way.
Forty-five employee tutors were matched one-on-one with a first- or second-grade student and spent 30 minutes reading to them each week. The reading took place virtually through technology Apollo Education Group donated to the elementary school.
We have deep respect for the service and sacrifice members of our military make on behalf of our nation. To demonstrate our appreciation for the unique challenges confronting military members and their families, we proudly support programs such as Hiring our Heroes ® and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Military Youth of the Year. Support includes funding events and programs as well as awarding scholarships to aid active duty military, veterans and their families.