Youth employability – October 1 2018

Marriott puts youth development back on the menu

Marriott’s successful “You Eat, We Give” campaign is in full swing between now and 31 October 2018. During this period, for every lunch and dinner sold, participating Marriott-branded hotels in Europe donate €1 or equivalent to SOS Children’s Villages’ youth programmes. Now in its sixth year, the campaign includes nearly 100 hotels across 20 countries in Europe.
The promotion is part of Marriott’s Europe-wide “World of Opportunity” initiative, which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential by supporting programmes such as those offered by SOS Children’s Villages that provide life skills and vocational opportunities.

While youth unemployment is a global challenge, with around 70 million young people unemployed worldwide, young people who have spent time in alternative care often face unique challenges as they prepare to embark on careers and independent lives. A core part of our work at SOS Children’s Villages is to support young people on their journey to self-reliance and finding decent work. This includes skills development as well as the chance to develop professional experience and learn from mentors.

Corporate partners like Marriott – which help us ensure that the young people in our care can face life’s challenges in the future – are invaluable. Since 2012, Marriott International has been a committed partner of SOS Children’s Villages’ mission to boost young people’s education and career opportunities.

Follow the campaign at #youeatwegive #serve360 #empower and support it by visiting one of the participating Marriott-branded hotels for lunch or dinner until 31 October 2018.