The road to success

Jun 01, 2011

Orphaned teens in Ukraine are finding their future roads easier to travel with life skills that aren’t taught in school.

Organized in 2007, “Road to Success” aims to teach skills they needed to be successful and grow after graduation.

Started as a business school, Road to Success has grown into a program that teaches students how to independently organize and plan their time, build and express their opinion and earn and spend their money appropriately.

Amway Business Owners and employees regularly share their expertise and time to help. They conduct trainings and workshops to help kids build their skills and learn how to use them in the business world.

Each summer, 1,000 teenagers arrive at camp and attend lessons on communication, computer technologies, environmental protection and vocational projects. When camp is not in session, Amway employees and other business experts visit 2,000 students in boarding schools across Ukraine.

The program improves each year as new courses, new experts and new participants are added. Since 2007, Amway Business Owners and employees have donated $220,000 in funds to keep Road to Success running, as well as 1,500 hours of volunteer time.

But for these students, it’s less about the numbers and more about the road ahead.

Thanks to Karin Schmid for sharing this story.

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