TJX has long been committed to helping unlock educational opportunities for at-risk youth to help them reach their full potential. Over the years, our support has focused on quality enrichment and out-of-school programs that provide the skills, resources, and opportunities needed to support school and career success.
In 2017, we worked with a variety of organizations, including Girls Inc., Read to a Child, Covenant House, and The Prince’s Trust, to help create a brighter future for children, teens, and young adults. We funded education and workforce training opportunities that have impacted more than 1.4 million young people.
Some notable highlights of our relationships and successes in 2017 include:
In 1999, TJX founded the Youth Business Institute (YBI) to provide young people in the Boston, Massachusetts, area with skills and job training. Today, YBI is an innovative 11-week professional development program for underserved high school students in cities around the U.S. The program offers workshops on time management, budgeting, résumé building, and interview preparation. TJX Associates bring their talents to the classroom, teaching these students job readiness skills and exposing them to career paths into the retail workforce. Since 2012, more than 1,400 students have graduated from the YBI program. TJX has awarded over $900,000 in scholarships to YBI students and hired nearly 750 program graduates into full- and part-time positions within the Company.