On May 5th, Starbucks and the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative teamed up to host the 100K Opportunity Fair at Century Link Field with thousands of Seattle youth. Lyft was proud to be a part of this life-changing event.
"This is an opportunity we cannot afford to waste. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is a coalition of leading U.S.-based companies committed to training and hiring 100,000 Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and not working by 2018. 5.6 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and not working. These “opportunity youth” provide a wealth of untapped potential for our communities and businesses." - 100Kopportunities.org
We were honored to join forces with the team to provide rides for youth and chaperones to and from Century Link Field. It was a successful day seeing youth participate in their first interviews, get their first job offer and take their first Lyft.
The event was taken to the next level with guest appearances from Marshawn Lynch and many others that have fought through life struggles and came out on top. They shared their stories and showed how everyone in the audience can make it happen, too!
We are thankful to have been a part of the initiative and look forward to many more events in the Seattle community.