Leveraging partnerships with the likes of Simon Property Group and CVS/caremark, SYF is able to ignite hope in more Simon Youth Academy students and Simon Youth Scholarship winners. These partnerships facilitate internships, professional development training, and employment opportunities for SYF students while also sustaining cultures of philanthropy at the partner corporations.
Simon Property Group is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. SPG currently owns or has an interest in 390 retail real estate properties comprising 262 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia.
More than any corporate partner, SYF relies on its partnership with SPG to secure space for its Simon Youth Academies, and the company’s employees generate millions of dollars in support of SYF each year. The foundation believes that SPG employees are the Simon in Simon Youth Foundation.
CVS Caremark is one of the world’s largest health care providers, offering industry-leading clinical and health management programs, specialty pharmacy expertise, leadership in retail clinics, and customer service excellence, to the more than four million customers who visit CVS/pharmacy stores every day.
SYF partners with CVS Caremark to sponsor the Pathways to Pharmacy program, which places Simon Youth Academy students in varied internship position at CVS locations nationwide. Often, the internships opportunities become permanent full time jobs for SYF students after graduation.
SMS Holdings is another valued corporate partner who explains in this video their relationship with SYF and why it’s important to support the mission.