Our Succeed Through Service program, in partnership with the children’s advocacy organization, America’s Promise Alliance, is focused on helping children better prepare for college, work and life. The overarching goal of the curriculum is to help focus at-risk students on their potential, show them the value of giving back to their community, and help steer them towards a path of success.
“We thank you so much because you’re not only investing in kids, you are investing in the future of our country and the other countries where you are located.”
General Colin Powell
Founding Chairman, America’s Promise Alliance
“I learned from you why I should follow my passion. You taught me to work hard and how to be successful. I took away your Ritz-Carlton core values and advice to better and further my life. I appreciate all the time and advice that my mentors give to me.”
Student, Queens Satellite School, New York
“Our students have been the recipients of the generosity of The Ritz-Carlton’s employees. From donated school supplies, class presentations and site visits, our students know that what they have received is the kindness of others.”
Principal, Citrus Grove Middle School, Florida
The Succeed Through Service curriculum brings the students to our hotels and takes our employees into the classrooms. We are inspiring the children to embrace concepts such as hard work, commitment and a positive attitude and introducing them to valuable life skills. Throughout the school year our front desk and concierge employees teach students about the importance of social skills including eye-contact, a great smile and a firm handshake; restaurant teams demonstrate dining etiquette; chefs teach students about the importance of healthy eating habits and how to safely handle food; and our trainers coach students on effective collaboration and group presentation skills.
To introduce the students to the importance of giving back, we engage them in service-learning projects to benefit the local community, together tackling challenging issues including hunger and homelessness, child literacy and environmental conservation.
We are proud to make a Lasting Contribution