Read Veterans’ Stories
Read stories of veterans’ heroism on the battlefield and at home in the new book For Love of Country, by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Visit ForLoveofCountrybook.com to purchase the book and learn ways you can help to bridge “civilian-military disconnect.”
100,000 OPPORTUNITES INITIATIVE
We are proud to support this coalition of leading US companies committed to engaging 100,000 young people in jobs, internships, and apprenticeships by 2018. Visit 100kopportunities.org for more details.
Building Pathways to Opportunity
Our economy is growing stronger, but our country is becoming increasingly divided. Economic mobility is rare and depends on access to opportunity through education, job training, and a web of support services. Too many talented young people cannot connect to these opportunities or realize their full potential.
The Schultz Family Foundation is working to close this opportunity divide. There are 5.6 million young adults who are out of school and the labor market and 2.6 million post-9/11 veterans transitioning to civilian life, with another million expected to return in the coming years. We see tremendous possibility in these two groups of young Americans. We see grit. Ambition. Talent. Resiliency. And America’s future.
- Expanding opportunity is an imperative. More than ever employers demand educated, skilled employees, but with the soaring cost of higher education, these jobs are increasingly out of reach. Without access to opportunity, we fear the American Dream will become a thing of the past.
- Investing in the next generation benefits everyone. Our nation’s veterans and young adults are our greatest untapped resource. They are motivated and talented. They are our country’s future voters, consumers, parents, and leaders. For our economy and our country to thrive, veterans and young people must be empowered to succeed.
- We’re stronger together. Closing the opportunity divide requires bold leadership and innovation across sectors. We believe in working together – government, the private sector, non-profits, and philanthropy – to provide young adults and veterans with the support they need to realize their potential.
To us, “Onward” isn’t just a rally cry. It signifies optimism with eyes wide open and a journey that honors the past and fuels the future.
Please join us on this journey.
Onward. . .
– Howard and Sheri Schultz