Our Corporate Sustainability Program (CSP) is designed to incentivize and reward employees who embody this value by their involvement in community benevolence activities. Since 2017 our employees have been participating in the local Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. For the 2019-20 program eleven students (Littles) meet with their mentors (Bigs) every other Friday at the Kurt J. Lesker Company for an hour. The pairs (matches) engage in a number of activities designed to promote relationship building, goal setting and career exploration. Highlights of the 2018-19 program year included:
Tours of KJLC: Over the course of the program year, matches visited three KJLC sites. Matches started the year by taking a “Fall Festival” tour of Building 2. Littles walked from department to department and received treat bags . Matches also visited our system assembly site and the Glassport facility and learned about different aspects of KJLC.
Reverse Days at Clairton Elementary School: Twice over the program year the activities took place at Clairton Elementary School.
Carnegie Science Center Field Trip: An all-around favorite was the field trip to the Science Center.
Winter Celebration: Matches celebrated the season by decorating cookies and making winter themed pillows. Littles each received a stuffed animal from BBBS.
End of Year Celebration: Matches celebrated the end of the program year with a picnic at a local park! They participated in a kick ball game and enjoyed the different play facilities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh promotes student success in the following ESSA indicators: career readiness, academic progress, graduation rate, and chronic absenteeism.
We are proud to be a sponsor and active participant in this important program in our community.