Labor Rights: In the Community 2006/2007
- Realizing that education is one of the key components to breaking the cycle of poverty, Deloitte United States* teamed with College Summit to provide public school systems with the strategies and tools needed to send more students to post secondary education. Through a mix of donations, volunteerism and leadership, Deloitte United States has helped College Summit operate in 12 states, serve more than 15,000 students and train more than 700 teachers and counselors.
- Deloitte New Zealand works with the Foundation for Youth Development, an initiative that teaches life skills to 13- to 15-year-olds. The people of Deloitte New Zealand assist the Foundation for Youth Development by providing accounting, financial advice and resources; sitting on boards; and acting as mentors for teenagers. Deloitte New Zealand's support has enabled the foundation's programs to reach many communities across the country.
- Deloitte UK has led an award-winning employability initiative over the past five years for 16- to 19-year-olds that helps develop behaviors that are sought and valued in the workplace. In 2007, Deloitte UK also launched a "train the trainer" course for teachers who wish to develop the skills to deliver this type of training. With an investment of £2.5m over the next five years Deloitte UK's target is to fund the training for 800 new teachers who will in turn deliver employability skills courses to up to 80,000 college students.
* As used in this reporting, "Deloitte United States" means Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and/or one or more of its subsidiaries.
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