The staff will participate in educating kids in the company’s sponsored science, technology, engineering and math program. Employees will also participate in armed services support and local community projects.
Some of the local community projects include Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, which is an annual walk-a-thon to raise money toward alleviating local hunger. The company’s volunteer efforts range from river clean-ups to the Special Olympics.
Raytheon’s staff also has provided training and employment assistance to service men through the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year, the company presented it with $2.5 million in grants over the next five years. The service men learn career skills and have the opportunity to network with other veterans with the resources to help match soldiers’ skills with appropriate employers. The company has also placed employees at airports to send off or greet troops, as well as send boxes of care packages oversees.
Through its STEM initiative, Raytheon created a program called MathMoveU. In its sixth year, this program provides math and science education to kids, parents and teachers through interactive learning programs, contests, live events, scholarships and tutoring programs.
Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson said Raytheon encourages volunteering because it supports his company’s commitment to corporate responsibility. Talking about what volunteering means for Raytheon, Swanson said it “reflects Raytheon’s values of focusing on people, integrity, commitment and excellence.”