"We need to focus on the quality of our service and giving back …We need to have an impact in the classroom rather than just painting the classroom."
- Bob Moritz, Forbes June 2010
In June 2012, PwC US launched PwC’s Earn Your Future a $160 million investment—composed of $60 million in cash donations and one million service hours—to address youth education with a focus on financial literacy. This commitment will reach more than 2.5 million students and educators in the United States over the next five years. Access PwC’s Earn Your Future fact sheet.
As part of the commitment, the firm has developed a set of 18 ready-to-use financial literacy modules for grades 3-12 that are available for its people to teach in schools across the country and will be available externally in the coming weeks to teach students about topics such as credit and debits, identity theft, and saving money. The firm is also maintaining and expanding its relationship with existing national and local nonprofit partners, such as the MIND Research Institute, Junior Achievement, and DonorsChoose.org, providing more opportunities to leverage the expertise of its 35,000 professionals nationwide to develop the financial competency of American youth.
PwC is committed to supporting youth education and through our internal resources and programs, our nonprofit partnerships and leadership advocacy, we are making an investment in our youth, our education system and the workforce of tomorrow. By addressing the issue at both ends of the spectrum, we have an opportunity to help close the achievement gap while engaging in robust dialogues around this issue with clients who are considering their own Corporate Responsibility efforts, many of which also support youth development.