The Schultz Family Foundation has launched a new youth employment initiative called 100,000 Opportunities. Based off the successful model of YouthCare’s Barista Training and Customer Service Program, the foundation plans to spend $30 million to train young people and secure jobs for them at companies such as Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, and Microsoft.

In their endorsement of the initiative, The Seattle Times Editorial Board writes:

“Millions of young adults face barriers to entering the workforce. Providing job and skills training is an investment in them and society as a whole.”

Click here to read the rest of the Editorial Board’s Op-Ed.