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Apollo Education Group and Roadtrip Nation Join Social Innovation Summit 2014

Apollo and Roadtrip Nation executives will present strategies for businesses to engage millennials to help drive social impact

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2014-- Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) and Roadtrip Nation will join some of today’s most inspiring leaders, thinkers and practitioners at the Social Innovation Summit 2014 on Nov. 19 in Redwood City, Calif. Pat Gottfried, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Education Group, and Roadtrip Nation Co-Founder Mike Marriner will participate in an interactive workshop exploring how organizations can develop corporate social responsibility strategies that will resonate with the millennial generation.

“Roadtrip Nation captures stories of impact from all across the country. We are thrilled to partner with Apollo Education Group at this year’s Social Innovation Summit to magnify these narratives, exposing employers to the various approaches in engaging millennials through social responsibility,” said Marriner.

The workshop, titled Engaging Millennial Workforce is the Roadmap to Achieving Social Impact and Success, will explore the need to build relationships with millennial employees to spark their passions and create opportunities to engage their professional and personal interests. Attending employers will join in discussions on developing a “triple platform” of involvement at the company, department and personal levels to better develop the meaningful relationships around social responsibility that millennials demand from organizations.

“Millennials are highly engaged in social responsibility, but very specific about how they do it, focusing on supporting individuals and issues rather than organizations and institutions,” said Gottfried. “Apollo Education Group is excited to join with Roadtrip Nation and the Social Innovation Summit to engage in opportunities with employers to help them better learn how to enact real community action amongst their millennial workforce in a way that’s meaningful to the organization, the employee and the community.”

The Social Innovation Summit is a twice-annual event taking place at the United Nations and Silicon Valley where leaders in technology, investment, philanthropy, international development and business come together to investigate solutions, catalyze inspired partnerships and not only explore the next big thing, but to build it. To learn more about the Social Innovation Summit, visit http://www.socinnovation.com.

Apollo Education Group is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the country. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Apollo focuses on giving in the areas of education, workforce readiness and sustainability. To learn more about the impact of these efforts, please visit http://csrreport.apollo.edu/.

About Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation creates self-discovery resources designed to help young people build fulfilling lives and careers around their interests. Combining self-reflection with real-world exposure, Roadtrip Nation tools enable youth to connect their interests to relevant life pathways and stay engaged with their futures. For more information, visit roadtripnation.com and roadtripnation.org.

About Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL) is one of the world’s largest private education providers and has been in the education business since 1973. Through its subsidiaries: Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, University of Phoenix, and Western International University, Apollo Education Group offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Its educational programs and services are offered throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as online throughout the world.

For more information about Apollo Education Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company’s website at www.apollo.edu.

Source: Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Apollo Education Group
Christopher Fielder, 602-327-3070
Roadtrip Nation
Loureen Ayyoub, 949-764-9121 x 207