To assist underserved youth by providing financial resources and creating opportunities for students to further their education. Through individual scholarships, grants and partnerships with community and business organizations, The Wingstop Foundation will distribute funds where they are most needed, to help equip students with resources required to graduate and achieve.
Wingstop is a national brand made up of hundreds of locally owned and operated restaurants across the country and around the world. We are honored by the excitement and enthusiasm that welcomes us into the communities we serve, and we believe in giving back by supporting their needs.
One of the most important of these needs is education. Many communities are lacking the resources needed to support the passion, drive, and development of their greatest resource – their children. In urban and suburban neighborhoods across the U.S., kids are struggling to get by in overcrowded schools; community organizations designed to fill in the gaps are badly in need of support to continue afterschool and summer services; and dropout rates are soaring, with average high school graduation rates in the country’s largest urban school districts reaching only 50%.
So what could we do?
The Wingstop Foundation was established as a way for us as a company to respond to these needs and put critical resources towards helping to improve the graduation rates of urban students across this country. With support from our network of local and independent Wingstop franchise owners, and individuals who share our belief in importance of high quality education and opportunity for all, the Wingstop Foundation will provide financial assistance to kids who lack the means to attend college, as well as grants and other resources to community organizations seeking to provide educational support and keep kids in school.
Our goal is to ensure that every kid, in every city and town, has the support and resources necessary to graduate from high school and to access quality higher education. And because we believe change starts from within, the Foundation will also offer scholarship assistance to Wingstop team members seeking to further their education or pursue a degree.