Inspiring Change with Succeed Through Service
Engaging students around the world in Global Youth Service Day on April 26-28,
CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 26, 2013
CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Engage. Inspire. Contribute.
These are the guiding principles behind Succeed Through Service, the global
youth engagement program started by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. as
part of its Community Footprints social responsibility commitment.
All 82 hotels, as well as The Ritz-Carlton residences and destination clubs,
are engaged in Succeed Through Service and partnering with local schools and
youth organizations, many of which work closely with children facing economic,
social or personal challenges. Over the past four years The Ritz-Carlton has
supported over 12,000 young students around the world.
Many of the children who participate in Succeed Through Service don't have
access to positive role models and don't feel connected to their communities.
"We are committed to enhancing the lives, well-being and career prospects for
young people in communities in which we operate and Succeed Through Service
enables us to deliver on that promise." says Herve Humler, president and chief
operations officer. "As the name suggests, Succeed Through Service is all
about helping young people thrive and inspiring them to do their best."
"Succeed Through Service focuses on giving young people a bright future
through life-skills training, career exploration, and community and
service-learning projects," says Sue Stephenson, vice president, Community
Footprints. "Global Youth Service Day in April of each year, provides an
outstanding platform to mobilize our students worldwide to help address issues
in their own community."
Established in 1988 by YSA (Youth Service America), Global Youth Service Day
is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service
dedicated to children and youth. It is celebrated in over 100 countries, with
young people working together to address the world's most critical issues and
change their communities. In the lead up to Global Youth Service Day, students
in The Ritz-Carlton Succeed Through Service program have been learning about
the importance of contributing to their community and collaborating on team
projects that impact such issues as child literacy, environmental conservation
and hunger and homelessness. As the world celebrates Global Youth Service Day
this week, the students' Succeed Through Service projects will represent a
global showcase of youthful achievement.
"For 25 years, Global Youth Service Day has shone a bright light on the unique
perspective, compassion and creativity that young people bring to solving real
problems in their communities." says Steven Culbertson, President and CEO,
YSA. "The magic about The Ritz-Carlton Succeed Through Service program is that
it recognizes the remarkable power of children and youth to change the world.
We are thrilled that Succeed Through Service is strongly linked to our Global
Youth Service Day framework. YSA takes its hat off to The Ritz Carlton for
inspiring young students to do their best!"
Click here to see a video about Succeed Through Service.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently
operates 82 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and
the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under
development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to
have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an
award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of
quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize
successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in
1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel
professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company
web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR).
SOURCE The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
Contact: Sue Stephenson, Vice President, Community Footprints, (301) 547-4784,
Fax: (703) 941-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
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