Meadowcreek High School has become an official partner of Travelers’ signature education program, Travelers EDGE® (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment). The program serves as a career pipeline to increase access to education for underrepresented students and prepare them for careers in the insurance and financial services industry. Travelers EDGE launched in 2007 and has partnerships with high schools and colleges, including Georgia State University. In addition to Georgia, the program serves students in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maryland.
For the past three years, Meadowcreek High School and its School of International Business have collaborated with Travelers through InVEST, a program that seeks to improve insurance literacy in students and attract talent to the industry. Through this program, Travelers employees have provided more than 125 students with information related to insurance and the many careers within the industry. The new partnership with Travelers EDGE complements the work being done with InVEST.
“Meadowcreek High School is excited to enhance our partnership with Travelers and Georgia State University,” said Dr. Tommy T. Welch, principal of Meadowcreek High School. “Our top programs provide students with opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge needed for today’s colleges and careers.”
This fall, two students attending Georgia State University, who graduated from Meadowcreek High School, were accepted into Travelers EDGE. One is studying business management with a minor in computer information and the second is studying finance. Each student will receive comprehensive support over the next four years in academics, networking, finances, and exposure to the insurance industry.
“Expanding Travelers EDGE to Georgia is a big step for the program and Meadowcreek High School is the perfect partner,” said Tom Davis, second vice president of middle market at Travelers and Travelers EDGE liaison. “It will enhance our relationship with the school and with programs in the area such as InVEST, INROADS and The Posse Foundation, providing even more students with opportunities to succeed.”