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February 23, 2016

UNCF Scholarship Recipients Prep for Post-College Careers

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” – Thurgood Marshall Like Thurgood Marshall, we understand the importance of a

January 29, 2015

Teach computer science ‎to grade schoolers? You bet, say FedEx IT professionals

Three years ago, I participated in a Junior Achievement teaching event at Combee Elementary, a local school near Lakeland, Fla. I worked with kindergarteners that morning and had a blast; the children were like sponges. As I was leaving, I asked a guidance counselor if there were more ways to help the school, and she

November 24, 2014

Standardized Test Scores Rise, Memphis-Based Middle Students Celebrate

Written by Dr. Menthia P. Clark, Director of Schools
, Memphis Business Academy

December 4, 2013

Vote now for your school: Countless Possibilities

Think back to elementary school…what do you remember most?Likely, there’s a favorite teacher who stands out. Teachers are a guiding force in many young lives, and their tireless efforts can make all the difference.This holiday season, FedEx is honoring teachers and the difference they make in our schools and communities. With the help of online voters across the U.S., we will be providing supplies and grants to three schools nominated by Teach For America teachers.

August 23, 2013

Generation Global: Today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs?

Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia. Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.

August 21, 2012

Back-to-School Season Could Signal Holiday Retail Strength

While summer break may be too short for many students, the end of summer is a welcome change for retailers eager to learn whether students “hitting the books” will result in more parents hitting the store aisles.In line with a general slowdown that occurs during the restful summer months, economic activity also feels a “summer pause,” a “quiet” that can be as loud and jarring as fingers on a chalkboard for many retailers. Fortunately for them, the early back-to-school predictions could mean good marks in their future sales logs.

August 17, 2012

FedEx Supports Educators with Sponsorship of “Teachers Rock” on CBS Tonight

Every year, the Back to School season brings a flurry of activity for me both at work and at home. At our FedEx Office stores we see students, parents, and teachers buying school supplies, making "welcome back" posters and banners, printing classroom materials, and even packing and shipping all the essentials (like hot pots and Ramen noodles) to dorm rooms across the country. At home, my daughter is busy getting ready as well as she prepares for her freshman year of high school.

January 31, 2012

Students get real-world global lessons from FedEx

The International Business Academy is a unique program, tailored for students who are interested in pursuing a career in business.  This year, we were looking for a company who would be willing to work with, assist, educate, and inspire our students. We found that, and more, in FedEx.