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The Adecco Group and Pontoon partner with Take Stock in Children Duval County

Employees cycle, run & swim to give children a head start in life

The world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, The Adecco Group, and its subsidiary, Pontoon, today announced a partnership with Jacksonville, Florida-based charity Take Stock in Children Duval County, an organization dedicated to creating a better future for children from low-income families by combining in-school support through a College Success coach, the promise of a college or vocational school scholarship and the guidance of a dedicated mentor.

Through The Adecco Group’s global Win4Youth program, employees will cycle, run and swim throughout 2017, logging all miles on an international database. Once the worldwide goal of 4.3 million kilometers is reached, money will be donated to a group of charities globally, including Take Stock in Children Duval County. Going into it’s seventh year, Win4Youth is a global Corporate Social Responsibility activity where the power of sport is used to support foundations committed to giving children a better start in life.

“We are thrilled for our global Win4Youth initiative to benefit an organization that’s so close to home and that aligns so closely with our passion to equip America’s youth with the skills to succeed,” said Tyra Tutor, Senior Vice President of North American Corporate Development and Social Responsibility at The Adecco Group. “Not only will

our partnership blend healthy lifestyles and philanthropy, but it will bring us (literally) steps closer to our pledge to facilitate 10,000 work-based learning opportunities by 2020.”

“At Pontoon, one of our top priorities is having an engaged team that supports our business, culture and local communities. Fitness is an excellent people engagement opportunity, and we are proud to be part of The Adecco Group’s Win4Youth initiative. We are delighted to be partnering with Take Stock in Children. There are many children who require support and mentoring and we are pleased to play a significant part in helping them reach their career goals and aspirations,” commented Terri Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Pontoon.

“We are excited to have the support from The Adecco Group and Pontoon. Their knowledge and expertise of the recruitment industry, as well as their funding, are valuable assets to guide our students into successful careers. We look forward to clocking some miles with them for their fantastic Win4Youth initiative,” said Leah Lynch, Director, Take Stock in Children Duval County.

Take Stock in Children Duval County has also agreed to co-host several Win4Youth events, raising the profile within their network and allowing staff, mentors and mentees to join the activities. All miles attained will go towards the global Win4Youth annual goal.

About The Adecco Group and Win4Youth

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider in workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides approximately 700,000 people around the world with career opportunities. Seven years ago, The Adecco Group initiated Win4Youth, a sports and skill development program involving employees, associates and clients worldwide. The main purpose of Win4Youth is to ensure a donation for disadvantaged children and their families to improve their future chances of success and a normal life. At the same time, it allows employees to live the company’s values and keep fit.

To find out more about Win4Youth visit:

Website: http://www.adeccogroup.com/sustainability/social-responsibility/win4youth/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/win4youth

About Take Stock in Children Duval County

Take Stock in Children (TSIC) was established in 1995 as an nonprofit organization that provides a unique opportunity for low income students to break the cycle of poverty through successful education. We offer our students college scholarships, volunteer mentors, in-school support and hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services start in public middle school, continue through high school and include the students’ transition into college.  Take Stock in Children Duval serves over 360 students attending Duval Public middle and high schools.