UrbanFUTURE, a nonprofit dedicated to preparing St. Louis’ youth for careers in tomorrow’s workforce, brought a group of thirty-five 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Busch Middle School of Character to visit the Technology and Innovation Center at Express Scripts on January 25th, 2016. Students spoke to employees about job opportunities and operations within the company, toured the automated packaging plant, and broke into focus groups in the Technology and Innovation Center to cover various topics including problem solving, communication, pharmaceuticals, and financial strategies.
“UrbanFUTURE aims to form Real World Business Partnerships with local companies, “ says UrbanFUTURE President/CEO Frank Van Bree. “The goal of these partnerships is to expose our students to as many careers as possible, while engaging the community to become involved in the future of their workforce.”
In addition to being one of the most valuable companies in the St. Louis region, Express Scripts is on the forefront of such diversity and inclusion initiatives. It places a high value on having a diversified workforce, which is well represented by women, minorities and young people. Express Scripts can boast that their workforce is made up of 70 percent women, 37 percent of which are minorities.