Jeppesen helps youth plant seeds of hope
Jeppesen gives backs to our communities through strategic philanthropic funding and partnerships with non-profit organizations that support, develop and implement initiatives focused on awareness and assistance for the underserved. Volunteerism is another way we recognize our corporate responsibility.
Recently a group of Jeppesen employees “adopted” the Excelsior Youth Center in Aurora, Colorado. This program, created in 1973, is a residential treatment center serving girls ages 11-18 with emotional and behavior difficulties. The center is committed to the treatment and education of young women to enhance their successful reintegration into their families and communities. They currently have approximately 130 girls and have the capacity for 180 girls.
In the past, volunteer groups have spent the afternoon with the girls from Monarch Cottage sharing lunch and playing games. In addition, at Halloween, the girls participated in a pumpkin decorating contest. Last spring, volunteers helped the girls prepare their healing garden for spring planting. According to the director of development, “Many thanks to Jeppesen for your herculean and resourceful efforts to expand Shenandoah’s garden. What a terrific group of cooperative and “get-it-done volunteers.”