KFC Foundation Encourages Team Member to REACH HIGH™

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KFC Foundation Encourages Team Member to REACH HIGH™

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:35pm

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation is helping team members turn their educational dreams into reality with its new REACH HIGH program.

The Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, is covering GED® exam and preparation costs for hourly team members at participating KFC US restaurants, as well as guiding them through the testing process. REACH HIGH will be offered year-round to all team members and shift supervisors who haven't graduated from high school and meet select minimum employment criteria.

KFC Foundation Managing Director Krista Snider said that the 2014 revamp of the GED®—the traditional way to assess if an adult has the knowledge necessary to take the next critical steps in his or her educational career—made now the perfect time to launch the program.

"With the GED® changes, as well as the introduction of the HiSet® and TASC exams in place of the GED in some states, the KFC Foundation saw an opportunity to help restaurant team members across the country," said Snider. "We are truly excited about supporting associates who are ready to accomplish their educational and career goals."

To learn more about the REACH HIGH program, visit KFCFoundation.org.