JAKARTA; 23 April, 2015 – Starbucks partners and customers are coming together today for Starbucks fifth annual Global Month of Service (GMOS) with a shared goal to help youth to connect with meaningful economic or educational opportunities. Global Month of Service is an annual initiative when Starbucks invites partners (employees) and customers join together in community service projects around the world in the month of April.
Working side by side with Prestasi Junior Indonesia (PJI), a part of Junior Achievement Worldwide, onehundred Starbucks partners and customers will volunteer to coach youth about the importance of team work in five different vocational high schools (Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan Atas) across Jakarta. Prestasi Junior Indonesia is a non-profit organization which aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a
“This year, we will focus our GMOS efforts on collaborations with non-profit organizations that help Opportunity Youth to get the skills and knowledge they need to secure jobs,” said Anthony Cottan, chief operating officer, Starbucks Indonesia. Today, one hundred partners (employee) volunteered in 5 SMKN across Jakarta to share their experience and knowledge to students about team work through GRPI – G (Goals) R (Roles and Responsibility) P (Process) and I (Interpersonal Relationship) model. The participating
schools are; SMKN 30, SMKN 57, SMKN 33, SMKN 60, and SMKN 38.
Robert Gardiner, director, Prestasi Junior Indonesia (PJI) also added, “Ensuring young Indonesians are well prepared for entry into the workforce is of great importance. The involvement of enthusiastic volunteers from Starbucks Indonesia in improving youth’s understanding of the world of work is an important step in enabling the young to achieve a sustainable livelihood.”
The initiative is an important step in Starbucks Indonesia ongoing commitment to use its scale to encourage greater understanding, particularly in empowering youth towards work excellence in Indonesia.
About Starbucks Coffee Company
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highestquality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Every store is part of a community, and we work hard to exceed the expectations of each community we serve. In Indonesia, all food and beverage items sold at our stores are Halal
Certified. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.
About PT. Sari Coffee Indonesia
PT Sari Coffee Indonesia is made possible through the relationship between Starbucks® Coffee International and PT Mitra Adiperkasa, one of the most renowned department store and branded goods companies in the country.It is also the sole company exclusively licensed to set up and operate Starbucks® in Indonesia. As of March 2015, Starbucks® has 203 stores in operation throughout Indonesia.
About PT Mitra Adiperkasa TBK
As of February 2015 MAP has operated 1,871 retail outlets in 65 major cities throughout Indonesia. The major retail concepts under the group include:
Department Stores: Sogo, Debenhams, Seibu and Galleries Lafayette
Fashion & Lifestyle: Zara, Marks & Spencer, Topman, Topshop, Next, Kipling, Lacoste, Nautica, Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Nine West, Stradivarius, Bershka, Samsonite, Linea, Steve Madden, Swatch, Loewe, BCBGMaxazria, MaxMara, Max&Co, Travelogue, Tumi, Sole Effect, Warehouse, New Look, Hoss
Intropia, Staccato, Diva, DKNY, Crabtree & Evelyn and Swarovski.
Sports: Converse, Golf House, Payless ShoeSource, Planet Sports, Reebok, Rockport, Skechers, Sports Station, The Athlete’s Foot and The Sports Warehouse.
Food & Beverage: Starbucks, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Marzano, Krispy Kreme, Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream, Godiva and Chatterbox.
Kids: Kidz Station, Oshkosh B’Gosh, Barbie Boutique and Stride Rite.
Others: Kinokuniya and Alun Alun.
Apart from its retail business, the group is also the leading distributor for over 90 international brands including Reebok, Speedo, Converse, Diadora, Lotto, Airwalk, Superman, Batman, OshKosh B’Gosh and Thomas & Friends.
More information about MAP can be found at www.map-indonesia.com
Prestasi Junior Indonesia (PJI) is part of one of the worlds largest and fastest growing entrepreneurial, business and economic education organizations in the world: Junior Achievement Worldwide. Junior Achievement Worldwide operates in 123 countries implementing partnership between the world of business and education.
PJI develops entrepreneurs and business leaders while teaching personal finance skills and enhanced financial literacy. Our organization offers up to 27 programs for students from elementary grades to post secondary levels, and provides opportunities for business professionals to become intrinsically involved in the education of young people.
Corporations, Foundations and Individuals support Prestasi Junior Indonesia. All are actively involved in helping young Indonesians learn about work, business, and finance.