Comcast was a founding sponsor of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce’s wonderful youth leadership program. We’re honored to help sponsor Advancing Leadership Youth again this year. Though this yearlong program, the future leaders of tomorrow meet with the present leaders of today. Both groups emerge at the end of the year with many learnings from each other. The Federal Way Mirror acknowledged the program in this week’s Wednesday issue, and below you’ll find a news release from our community partner, the chamber. We’re delighted to be associated with Advancing Leadership Youth again
Comcast in Washington State has renewed its partnership with Advancing Leadership Youth for the eighth consecutive year, contributing $7,500 to support ALY 2012’s One Day Federal Way (1DFW), a team project that focuses the students’ leadership training on helping a targeted population in a significant way. The ALY 2011 1DFW brought out over 300 volunteers – mostly teenagers – to provide major upgrades to three low-income schools, including extensive cleaning, interior painting and exterior landscaping. Comcast was the first company to partner with ALY, and thus far has contributed $172,000 plus donated media valued at $225,000.
GlobalScholar, a Bellevue-based education solutions company, is the newest ALY partner, contributing $5,000 to the program. GlobalScholar learned about Advancing Leadership though it’s work with Federal Way Public Schools, and saw a clear alignment between the program and it’s corporate focus on supporting comprehensive, life-long learning that extends beyond classrooms.
Students in the ALY 2012 class will continue to meet monthly during the school year, addressing different topics each month, visiting different sites and working with over 100 leaders. For more information, visit www.advancingleadership.org.