VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its non-profit Visteon Fund, Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) recently donated $4,000 to support a leadership-building program for students at Tyler Elementary School in Belleville, Michigan, near the company's corporate offices and innovation center in Van Buren Township.
The donation was facilitated by one of the company's employee resource groups, Women in Visteon, in support of the school's Leader in Me program. The innovative, school-wide model is based on the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" created by the late Stephen R. Covey – which is designed to develop leadership skills and build confidence in students from childhood.
Tyler Elementary recently completed its second year of participation in the Leader in Me program, which teaches critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups – all skills designed to enhance the future workforce.
Aleisa Pitt, Tyler Elementary School principal, thanked Visteon for its ongoing support and said, "Things that we have done this year are proof that when children are given the opportunity to lead, great things happen. And great things have definitely happened at Tyler."
Visteon's donation reinforces the company's ongoing commitment to the communities where its employees live and work. Visteon employees in Van Buren Township have also partnered with Tyler Elementary for a volunteer reading program that recently completed its 11th year.
The Visteon Fund is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that has funded programs around the world, primarily aimed at improving the lives of children by providing food, shelter, health care and mentoring activities.
View high-resolution image of the check presentation to Pitt and Tyler students at http://visteon.com/media/multimedia/images.html.
Visteon is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics products and connected car solutions for most of the world's major vehicle manufacturers. Visteon is a leading provider of driver information and controls, audio and infotainment, and domain controllers; its brands include LightScape®, OpenAir® and SmartCore™. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Michigan, (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has more than 12,000 employees at 50 facilities in 21 countries. Visteon had sales of $7.51 billion in 2014. Learn more at www.visteon.com.
SOURCE Visteon Corporation