In 2020, 37.5% of the population of the US over 25 years old had obtained higher education, which is a big improvement compared to 1960 when this number was less than 8%. However, with the cost of education and related expenses, it’s still very hard to afford to go to college. In this situation, those people who make it easier for others, are true heroes, and Dolly Parton is one of them.
We at Bright Side heard the great news that the singer is one of such wonderful human beings, and decided to look into her initiative.
1. Dolly Parton’s company will cover education costs for its employees.
Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood is going to cover their employees’ fees and books for higher education completely. The Grow U program is for not only full-time staff, but also those who work part-time and even seasonal employees. The company’s spokesperson Wes Ramey talked about Dolly’s part in this: “She’s very supportive of the employees learning and continuing to grow themselves.”