School Programs

Empowering Future Leaders of Tomorrow

SUEZ North America believes youth education and outreach are some of the best ways to positively impact our communities. Our goal is to help equip young minds with the knowledge to be successful and to make informed decisions about water and the environment. Whether through charitable donations or employee volunteering, SUEZ is dedicated to making a difference.

Mentoring & Job Shadowing

Our employees are proud to volunteer with local high schools, working with students one-on-one to help equip them for success in business and life. Through mentoring and job shadowing, our employees teach students valuable lessons about business and environmental issues.

The program concentrates on the importance of good work ethics, a positive attitude, communication, adaptability, teamwork, attention to detail, etiquette and attendance, all of which are necessary skills to succeed professionally. More than 350 students have participated in the program since its inception in 1994.

College Scholarship for New York Students

In cooperation with SUEZ North America, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) offers a $2,500 scholarship to five New York high school seniors attending a New York university or college. Students must be pursuing a degree in the water industry or a related field.

For applications and complete details, students can download an application here Applications are due by April 1, 2015.

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

While the United Water Foundation focuses on environmental non-profits, we are also proud of our partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation—a non-profit dedicated to educating America’s youth through baseball.

Intended as a juvenile crime prevention initiative, Badges for Baseball works to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and kids in underserved communities across the country—using baseball as the hook. Law enforcement officers and SUEZ volunteers become coaches, teaching important lessons about teamwork, communication, respect and leadership that can be used both on and off the field.