In recognition of International Youth Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the issues facing young people around the world, we are sharing how our associates have personally contributed to a variety of causes. From mentoring to book drives to career labs and panels, our associates have continued to positively impact our youth – our future. Read on to learn about recent initiatives and the impact that our associates have on the leaders of tomorrow.
Supporting local schools in China
The North Asia Sales team led by Mike Ryan, Group Vice President, and July Wang, Recruiter, raised funds for much-needed school supplies for the Shanghai Songjiang Maogang school. After making the contribution, the team had the opportunity to visit the school in person and see just how excited the students were to get the supplies.
Sharing IT/IS career paths with Immokalee Foundation students
A team of Gartner associates shared their unique IT/IS career journeys with students supported by the Immokalee Foundation. By leading these candid conversations, the team helped Immokalee Foundation students grow their confidence and open their eyes to potential career paths.
New Gartner Research Award for Students
Our associates volunteered as guest judges at the Connecticut21 Invention Convention (CIC) Award Ceremony. After scoring finalist video submissions, our judges selected a student to win the first annual “Gartner Research Award.” CIC’s mission is to connect students with opportunities to develop critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills through invention and innovation.
Providing Additional Learning Opportunities
Our associates partner with Donate an Hour to provide support to children. Through financial contributions and volunteering, our associates help provide additional education to children in need before or after school hours and on the weekends. Learn more about how our associates supported this initiative here.
Supporting and Protecting Children
Associates in Singapore donate to the Singapore Children’s Society. This organization helps protect and nurture children and youth. In 2020, the Society helped 34,654 children, youth, and families islandwide.
Life Skills Through The Lens Of A Camera
Christopher Henderson, Senior Account Executive, shared his passion for photography by mentoring two students for eight weeks through an after-school photography course offered by Kids in Focus. This organization empowers at-risk youth to take a new perspective on their environment and reach their potential by using photography to spark their imagination and build confidence.
“When we start the multi-week program, the kids are often short in their responses, fail to make eye contact and have a difficult time focusing their attention. It’s incredibly rewarding to see each child’s transformational journey as they start to connect and share little details about their lives and allow their personalities to shine.” – Christopher Henderson
Organizing Book Drives
Our Mosaic at Gartner Employee Resource Group led a global book drive, partnering with 11 non-profit organizations in 5 countries to give associates a chance to give back to their communities. Associates who were not able to donate books could use Gartner Gives charity match program to donate to the organizations.
Social Inclusion for Children with Disabilities
For the last 3 years, Gartner Bangalore has partnered with Snehadhara Foundation. This organization strives to achieve social inclusion for children and adults with disabilities through innovatively using Arts Based Therapy (ABT) for learning. Learn more about our partnership here.
Education and advancement of our youth is a focus area of Gartner’s corporate social responsibility program. We are appreciative of our associates’ commitment to volunteering for and donating to organizations which support youth–the leaders of tomorrow.
At Gartner, integrity is at the core of what we do. This means striving to not only be a great company but also to be a good company. Learn more about how we’re creating a more successful future for our associates, our clients, and our world through our approach to corporate responsibility here.