For his first home football game, Columbia, S.C., student Terence Frechette needed to arrive to school that morning wearing a dress shirt and tie. One problem: Terence didn’t know how to tie a tie. It’s a skill his father would have taught him, but he was currently deployed.
In this unprecedented time, our communities are all feeling the increased impact of COVID-19 and many people miss their normal routine. While our dining rooms are closed, our restaurants remain open to provide our customers with nourishing meals.
For 50 years, Chick-fil-A has invested in the hopes and dreams of restaurant Team Members across the country. As part of its commitment to providing pathways to growth and opportunity for restaurant employees, Chick-fil-A offers Remarkable Futures Scholarships and educational grants to eligible Team Members. Thanks to this educational initiative, $17 million in scholarships will be given to 6,700 Team Members in 2020.
In 2017, Jamie Oriente thought she’d hit rock bottom. The 21-year-old’s parents had recently divorced and money was tight. With no way to pay her tuition, she was forced to drop out of Stockton University, where she was studying to become a second-grade teacher.
Does this sound familiar? You’re a busy parent waiting in line to order lunch for your family, but your kids are all too eager to get to the playground. Or maybe you want dessert after you finish your meal but want to keep your table since you’re enjoying the conversation with some friends.
When 10-year-old Noelia first picked up a golf club, she knew next to nothing about the sport beyond one thing: just keep swinging. Growing up in a Dominican family in the Bronx, the sport was an unfamiliar hobby, but she didn’t let that stop her. Week after week, she worked with a coach on her swing, putting and driving as part of an after-school program. Yet with each swing, she was building far more than precision and coordination.