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United Airlines Sends Chicago-Area ‘Straight A’ Students on a Dream Vacation to Disney World

April 14, 2014 Disney News, Walt Disney Company No Comments
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United Airlines

United Airlines and the James R. Jordan Foundation are sending four straight-A Chicago-area students and their families on the trip of a lifetime Sunday morning as part of United Airlines’ “Family Dream Vacation Program.”

The hard-working students from Chicago’s West Haven and Englewood neighborhoods have earned an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World by meeting the rigorous requirements of the James R. Jordan Foundation’s A-Team Scholar Program and maintaining straight-A’s in all four core subjects throughout the entire school year.

“The determination and focus of these straight-A students are remarkable. Through partnerships with organizations like the James R. Jordan Foundation and others, together we’re able to help inspire the next generation of leaders,” said Mark Anderson, United’s senior vice president of government and community affairs. “At United, we know the importance of connecting people all over the world to fulfill their dreams.”

On Sunday, April 13, the students and families will arrive by limousine at O’Hare International Airport for their first-class treatment, which includes expedited check in at the Global Services lobby. With support from the James R. Jordan Foundation, United Airlines and the United Airlines Foundation, families will enjoy a three-night stay at a Walt Disney World Resort and passes to the theme park. The families will return from their dream vacation on Wednesday, April 16.

The James R. Jordan Foundation is guided by the belief that a strong family plays a major role in a child’s academic success.

“Education is a way out of poverty,” said Mrs. Deloris Jordan, president and founder of the James R. Jordan Foundation. “If a child has a good education and determination, there isn’t a glass ceiling that can stop them. They can and will find a way. The James R. Jordan Foundation is deeply grateful for partners like United, which continue to make our mission possible by their generous support.”  

United proudly supports hundreds of organizations across the country that provide opportunities for youth, connect communities with arts and culture, work to improve lives through health and education, and improve the environment. United’s 14,400 Chicago-based employees offer their time, talents and energy to make an impact in their communities. United continues to connect Chicago to the world, but just as importantly, United partners with more than 40 local organizations to address needs and issues in order to improve lives and to promote change for the better within the city.

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