Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have teamed up to help kids graduate and achieve a great future. By collaboratively developing the new “Diplomas to Degrees” curriculum, or “D2D,” more than 20,000 teens will have access to educational tools and resources to help them graduate from high school – and pursue post secondary education – over the next five years.
THE TOYOTA WAYFor more than 50 years, Toyota has brought the “Toyota Way” principles – Respect for People and Continuous Improvement – to community organizations in the United States. As a corporate citizen, Toyota remains committed to helping improve the quality of life in our communities through service and re-investing in the communities that we live and work.
ABOUT MAKING LIFE EASIERSince 2007, through its "Making Life Easier” program, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has provided local Boys & Girls Club members, alumni and staff with resources to help ensure that all youth have access to a quality education. TFS has provided $2.4 million in academic scholarships for nearly 500 Boys & Girls Club alumni and staff and supported thousands of middle and high school youth with mentorships, internships and financial or career programs to help them become productive and caring adults.
To expand on these efforts, Toyota announced its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2010 to develop Diplomas to Degrees (d2D) to support students graduating from both high-school and post-secondary education. All thirty-nine TFS offices across the country, including Puerto Rico, work with a local club in their area to implement engaging curriculum and mentor the participating college-bound teens. Toyota associates, at all levels of the organization, volunteer with the Clubs, including TFS President & CEO, Mike Groff, who serves on the Board of Trustees for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Toyota is also a proud sponsor of the national Youth of the Year annual gala in Washington DC. Toyota provides a scholarship to each state and regional winner and beginning in 2010, has donated a brand new Toyota Corolla to the national winner. To learn more about Toyota’s commitment to the community, visit http://www.TFSintheCommunity.com.
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