Have you ever finished a long day at work and wondered whether anything you did that day had a lasting impact? If so, you’re not alone. USA Today reports that 75 percent of American workers wish their careers and lives were more meaningful.
Following a cross-country move in 2010, I came to a junction in my own career and wanted to move from financial services to a field that felt more impactful. My wife and I asked ourselves what we would want to be able to celebrate about our careers when we retire, and from that conversation, we chose to join a company that empowers us to make a difference in the lives of others in more ways than we ever imagined.
As a Primrose Franchise Owner, my school team and I are preparing the next generation for future success with the best care and curriculum out there. And not only is my career inherently fulfilling, but I also found a company that lives and breathes an altruistic mission: to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children.
Supporting local and national children’s charities is built into the Primrose curriculum through annual school fundraising events, but they just serve as a starting point. Giving to others without expectation is truly ingrained in the Primrose culture, and the emphasis placed on service and generosity empowers every member of the Primrose Family to contribute in ways that matter to them.
Recently, one of my team members earned an incredible opportunity to represent Primrose on an international stage. Megan Sheehan, the Executive Director at Primrose School of Burlington, was invited to speak next month at the World Forum on Early Care and Education in New Zealand. World Forum is an annual conference that brings together early childhood professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries to address issues impacting children and families worldwide. Megan will participate in a panel discussion that will share insights about leadership in education and how professional development for faculty leads to better experiences for children.
When I asked Megan what the opportunity to speak at World Forum means to her, she said, “No matter where a child is born or what culture they come from, quality education is vital to their well-being. I want to use this global platform to speak to educators, leaders and colleagues and ultimately influence education programs for the betterment of all children. I’m proud to represent a company that serves as a leader in early education and care, and I know our participation in this conference will bring us one step closer to fulfilling our mission to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children.”
Megan and I are both thankful that Primrose gives us the ability change the lives of children in our own community and around the world. To learn more about what Megan and other members of the Primrose Family will be up to during World Forum, follow along on Twitter. If you’re interested in pursuing a career that can help you impact global good, you can learn more about franchise ownership opportunities with Primrose here: http://franchise.primroseschools.com/opportunity.