Toronto, 8th February 2021 – RetailU, the leading retail training platform that supports retailers invest in their field leaders through micro e-learning and customized virtual workshops, has teamed up with the One Voice One Team, a non-profit organization providing youth leadership workshops, assemblies, and community service programs in order to empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow.
Founder April Sabral says, “Supporting One Voice One Team is a natural fit for RetailU. Many retail first-time employees are students, some even grow into managers. OVOT develops their leadership skills, the work OVOT are doing is incredible and making a huge impact not only on the students but also supports teachers, which is necessary today”.
To launch this ongoing partnership, retailu will donate 50% of all membership sales through February to One Voice One Team. Sabral says our goal is to help 400 youth in Winnipeg attend the OVOT program. Learn more HERE.
Orlando Bowen, the founder of One Voice One Team, says, “We believe that, despite their challenges, all youth can make the most out of their circumstances if they are given support, guidance, and opportunities for growth. Numerous issues plague youth today: such as unemployment, suicide, gang involvement, mental health challenges, and more. At One Voice One Team, we empower, inspire, and facilitate opportunities for youth to be catalysts in creating a ‘better tomorrow’ today” “We are beyond excited to work with Retailu. We have the same mission to develop future leaders.”
In the last year, through the process of COVID and extreme lockdowns, retail and schools were hit hard. Sabral says,” I saw my son struggle with online school” “We knew we had to step up and do something. Also, many first-time job seekers were not able to gain their first retail job. To launch this partnership, we are offering a special rate for a one-year membership. Managers looking to up-level their skills can get involved support us reach our goal while investing in themselves”. “It is not enough to know about the issues we are facing today. We all need to step up and support local initiatives like this that need us.”
This launches an ongoing partnership between retailu and One Voice One Team.
RetailU was founded by Sabral in 2019 when she couldn’t find affordable, relevant leadership training for her team. retailu provides off the shelf quality leadership training for field leaders at a fraction of the cost of other training programs. After developing leaders for nearly three decades, she thought there had to be a better way. retailu is a subscription licence model with over 25 retail core competencies courses geared to improve managers’ skills to drive their business.
ABOUT One Voice One Team
One Voice One Team is a non-profit organization providing youth leadership workshops, assemblies and community service programs in order to empower the youth of today for a better tomorrow. The charitable organization services the GTA, surrounding cities and Winnipeg, Manitoba. They offer customized, remote programs inspiring kids and educators across North America. Many of their high-energy, experiential learning programs blend mentorship and life skills coaching with cognitive behavioural activities to develop leadership skills necessary to succeed in the biggest game of all, the game of life.