Programs

The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants pursue their dreams of going to college. Employees of any age, any position, pursuing any degree can receive money to help them attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their choice. The money can also be used at trade/vocational schools and for graduate study.

KFC Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Supervisors and Team Members may apply for college tuition assistance funds. Managers who are selected will receive $3,000 for the academic year; previous REACH Grant recipients receive $2,500 and first-time winners receive $2,000. Employee-students can reapply for the money each year.

In 2017, there will be two chances to apply:
  • February 1 - March 30
  • August 1 - September 28
APPLY HERE

HOW DO I KNOW REACH IS FOR ME?

  • I’m a Restaurant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Shift Supervisors or Team Member at a participating KFC U.S. Restaurant
  • I’ve worked at a KFC Restaurant for at least six months
  • I’m currently enrolled in college or I plan to enroll in the next year

*See application for more details.

For KFC restaurant employees who didn’t graduate from high school, the REACH HIGH® - High School Equivalency Program, in partnership with GED Testing Service, is a pathway to achieving their dreams. Every eligible KFC restaurant employee who seeks assistance is admitted into this free, all-inclusive program that provides unlimited access to GED® preparation and testing.

REACH HIGH includes a test pass guarantee and a personal GED Advisor™ who is with the employee-student every step of the way! The program is open to all restaurant employees-- Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers and hourly Team Members-- at participating restaurants.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • A FREE all-inclusive program from start to finish! Unlimited access to prep and testing
  • A test pass guarantee*
  • Your personal GED Advisor™ with you every step of the way
  • Exclusive Facebook group where you can get the support of others participating in the program

HOW DO I KNOW IF GEDWORKS IS FOR ME?

  • I’m not enrolled in high school
  • I’m at least 16 years old
  • I have not graduated from high school or received a GED® credential or equivalent
  • I’m a Restaurant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Shift Supervisor or hourly Team Member at a participating KFC U.S. Restaurant* and have worked there for at least six months.
  • I work an average of 15 hours or more per week

*Your restaurant must currently be participating in the Cole Slaw Donation Program. All KFC Equity restaurants participate. If you work at a franchise/licensed restaurant, please see your RGM for more information.

THE PROCESS

  • Complete this brief form.
  • We’ll verify your employment status.
  • Once verified, your GED Advisor™ will contact you by phone to go over the program and create a plan just for you.
  • Simply start your study plan.
  • Your GED Advisor™ will continue to guide you through the program until you get your GED® credential.

The KFC Family Fund is available to KFC U.S. restaurant employees who have been directly impacted by a severe hardship, crisis or catastrophic incident that was beyond their control. While money can’t eliminate the sorrow, it can hopefully eliminate some of the added stress that often accompanies it.

KFC Family Fund resources are designated for crisis situations, including fire, natural disasters, funeral costs, serious illness, personal injury (away from work), theft or loss of essential personal property, military deployment and other financial hardships. The purpose of the program is to provide temporary, limited financial relief.

All current KFC restaurant employees in good standing are eligible for assistance from the KFC Family Fund, provided that they complete an application demonstrating how they have been impacted by a qualifying event, substantiate their expenses and prove their lack of financial resources.

An application must be made within ninety (90) days of the hardship to be considered. Only one application may be submitted for a qualifying event. If you are in crisis or are experiencing a hardship, please visit TeamKFC for more information.

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