Career Step Donates $15,000 to the Special Olympics in Conjunction With Employee Wellness Initiative

Partnering with the Special Olympics allows us to impact our community in a meaningful way, and our employees love it. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Special Olympics and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in 2018.

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, is pleased to announce that through the efforts of its employees, the company donated $15,000 to Special Olympics in 2017. The donation was earned by Career Step’s approximately 175 employees on a per mile basis as they walked, biked or ran over the course of the year during monthly Workout Wednesday! (WoW!) events.

“Workout Wednesday! is a way to encourage employees to get out of the office, enjoy our beautiful surroundings here in Utah and build stronger relationships with each other,” said Steve Tober, Career Step President and CEO. “Giving back to our community is a strong part of our culture, so it made sense to add a charitable component to this wellness program. It is always inspiring to see how enthusiastic everyone is about the program and how it leads to a meaningful donation for the Special Olympics.”

Career Step holds WoW! events twice a month. Employees are encouraged to get out of the office to walk, bike or run with their co-workers during their lunch hour. They report their miles, which translate into a dollar amount for every mile they have traveled, and the company donates that amount to the Special Olympics. In 2017, the Career Step team put in approximately 1.200 miles.

Over the past 4 years, Career Step has partnered with the Special Olympics. In addition to financial donations through the WoW! program, Career Step employees also spend time volunteering at several Special Olympics events throughout the year in Utah.

“At Career Step our mission is to make a difference in the lives our students, our employees, and our community,” said Allen Miller, Career Step Vice President of People Strategy. “Partnering with the Special Olympics allows us to impact our community in a meaningful way, and our employees love it. We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Special Olympics and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in 2018.”

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