On May 2, AEO celebrated The Pittsburgh Promise during their third annual Senior Signing Day with 800 high school seniors at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh. During the event, Stacy Siegal, EVP – General Counsel, announced AEO’s second $1 million commitment to The Pittsburgh Promise!
Senior Signing Day honors more than 1,500 graduating seniors from Pittsburgh Public Schools as they prepare for post-secondary success with the help of The Pittsburgh Promise. AEO’s second $1 million gift to The Pittsburgh Promise builds upon its continued support of the organization’s post-secondary education scholarships. In addition, AE has added two outstanding Promise students to the #AExME Youth Council: Peyton Klein and Imani Jai Chisolm.
The Pittsburgh Promise promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce. To date, The Promise has invested more than $130 million in scholarships to send more than 8,800 urban youth to a post-secondary institution. More than 3,000 Promise Scholars have graduated, and many are now working and giving back in the Pittsburgh region.
“American Eagle Outfitters is incredibly proud to support The Promise and continue our investment in our Pittsburgh community,” said Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of AEO, Inc. “We believe there is real power in the optimism of youth, and are committed to empowering our next generation of leaders with the education and opportunities that will allow them to build a better future for themselves and the world.”