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Impact Report_Away_09222022

  1. SuitUp with Away 09.22.2022 Opening Doors and Reimagining Pathways for Students Everywhere…
  2. About Away Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products and content that inspire people to get away more. Away launched in 2016 with one perfectly designed carry-on and has since expanded to offer an array of luggage and travel essentials built for the modern traveler. Away has been named one of Fast Company's "World's Most Innovative Companies" and has been recognized on TIME's list of "Best Inventions.” About People's Prep Charter School People’s Prep’s mission is to prepare all of its students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens. Since 2011, People’s Prep has provided a high-performing, college-preparatory high school for Newark students and their families. The school is committed to facing every challenge along this path and to working alongside its students and families to meet them. The school’s values are grit, empathy, achievement, curiosity, humility, and enthusiasm. 28 students & volunteers engaged
  3. Volunteers Gender Students 42% Female 58% 58% Male 34% N/A Non Binary N/A N/A Not Listed / Another Gender Identity 8% N/A Prefer Not Say N/A Meet the Participants Volunteers Race/Ethnicity Students 8% African American 92% 8% Asian / Pacific Islander N/A 42% Caucasian N/A 17% Hispanic/Latinx 8% 17% Multi-Racial N/A 8% Prefer Not Say N/A
  4. 4 Business Case Challenge Through SuitUp, volunteers from Away and students from People's Prep Charter School participated in a SuitUp business competition in which they created a new product or service that makes travel easy for youth. Volunteers coached students in various departments before helping them pitch to judges for a cash prize. Winning Team: Team 3 The Kids Customizable Team 1: TransformAway Team 3: The Kids Customizable Team 2: The Converter SuitUp to the Challenge Team 4: The Jet Pack INSERT WINNING TEAM PHOTO
  5. From Student to CEO… A look at how we are changing life trajectories through corporate skills-based volunteering
  6. Competitions Make a Difference… 100% of students feel more confident in school and preparing for a career after working with SuitUp and their coaches 100% of volunteers believe their company made a positive impact through SuitUp 100% of volunteers see SuitUp as a way to encourage more students to explore their industry or company AFTER SUITUP...
  7. Away Impact SuitUp asked students if Away’s SuitUp competition made an impact on their future career choice. 92% of students said that engaging with the volunteers influenced their career choice and now they can see themselves using skills such as communication, teamwork and public speaking. Students are now interested in exploring the following fields: Business Administration / Entrepreneurship 50% Education 25% Graphic/Web Design 25% Fashion Design 25% Financial Services 17% Marketing 33% Media/Public Relations 25% STEM 17% Other 8%
  8. Same time next week? 100%of volunteers are interested in doing a SuitUp competition again 100%of students enjoyed interacting with their SuitUp coaches 100%of students would like to participate in SuitUp again
  9. During the competition, we overheard… ““My favorite part of Away was getting to see what it’s like to make a new product.” — SuitUp Student “I loved spending time with the students and talking about their ideas!” — Away Volunteer “My favorite part of the event was brainstorming ideas with my classmates and getting the financial help and numbers needed to back-up our product.” — SuitUp Student “Today I learned that working as a team is better than working alone.” — SuitUp Student
  10. Get Involved A huge thank you from all of us in the SuitUp family… JOIN SUITUP’S CORPORATE BOARD VOLUNTEER AT FUTURE EVENTS MAKE AN INTRO TO ANOTHER COMPANY GIVE A GIFT This board meets 4x a year and helps SuitUp implement its strategic plan to scale and serve more students. Follow us on social media and stay engaged in order to sign up for other volunteer opportunities in the future. SuitUp is always seeking new corporate partners to host and sponsor SuitUp competitions and events. We work across the US and even the UK. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, SuitUp is always seeking financial or in-kind support to continue our work in communities that need it most. All gifts are tax deductible.
  11. THANK YOU Hope to see you again soon!