Education is one of our four philanthropic pillars, and our hometowns continuously create programming to support our community partners through this lens. Last Spring, our KC Hometown hosted a Workforce Readiness Day for the Boys and Girls Club of Topeka. Seventeen students aged 13-17 spent the day at our Lenexa Production Facility and Distribution Center. These students spent the day participating in various hands-on activities to help prepare them to succeed in their future work environment. The students started the day with a tour of our production facility, where they could learn and see our entire bottling process first-hand. After the tour, they spent the rest of the day engaging in mock interviews, elevator speeches, and even creating their own business plans that they presented to the entire group. Our Executive Leadership team even stopped by and joined the group for a Q and A session! “It was exciting to see how enthused the students were to learn and engage in the workshop sessions,” said Darcie Ziesenis, Production Business Supervisor. “As a team, we were glad to have the opportunity to pour back into the youth in communities because they are the future.”