Supporting Youth Education Through Strategic Partnerships
We know that important societal challenges, like poor education or financial literacy, cannot be tackled alone. By partnering with like-minded organizations, we can leverage shared resources to increase impact, address life-long learning and equip youth with job-readiness skills. Our strategic partnerships and the additional organizations and efforts PwC supports align with this strategy of helping youth education through the path from “Healthy Nourishment” through “Life-long Learning."
While we have hundreds of implementation partners around the country, we work with a select group of strategic partners, including:
MIND Research Institute
Our partnership with the MIND Research Institute, a not for profit organization dedicated to the improvement of math proficiency and problem solving skills of K-12 students in the United States, is providing PwC the opportunity to make an impact on math and financial literacy proficiency across the country. At the highest level, MIND's math program is based on scientific research that proves to enhance learning through visual representation. Programs are delivered via various forms of technology, including a full web-based delivery in the current school year and touch technology starting in the fall of 2012. MIND Research Institute was founded in 1998 and today, their programs are in over 1300 schools across 25 states, reaching over 425,000 students and 15,000 teachers nationally. Nearly half of these schools are receiving MIND programs via philanthropy. MIND has reached more than 1 million students since its inception. While PwC continues to have a visible presence nationally with MIND, there is ample opportunity to deepen our commitment and involvement across markets, especially where there is an expectation for immediate growth.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity connecting donors with classrooms in need. Since PwC began partnering with the organization in FY’11, the Firm has helped fund more than 8,000 classroom projects, impacting more than 650,000 youth.
Knowledge@Wharton High School
PwC and Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) will convene the inaugural PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility through in-person conferences and streaming video lectures to build financial competency among teachers. KWHS is a member of the Knowledge @ Wharton global network within the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and aims to promote global financial literacy, entrepreneurship and leadership among high school students and educators.
Courses offered via podcast, webcast and other e-learning formats can be viewed on Open University at www.pwc.com/
MIND Research Institute are in over 1300 schools across 25 states, reaching over 425,000 students and 15,000 teachers nationally.
Collectively, more than 7,000 students were assisted through PwC's support and the efforts of the firm's interns.