Burlington Stores, Inc., a national discount retailer offering low prices every day on brand name merchandise for the entire family and home, is thrilled to announce it has collected $1.4 million from its generous customers and associates to benefit global nonprofit YouthBuild USA.

In YouthBuild programs, opportunity youth — young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor employed — pursue their education, prepare for future careers and grow into community leaders, building brighter futures for themselves and their neighborhoods. As part of Burlington’s new holistic community giving approach to add value to local communities by empowering those to live better lives and build better futures, the funds will advance YouthBuild USA’s mission and strengthen its programming nationwide. YouthBuild USA is the nonprofit support center for a network of more than 275 local YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world.

“This mission-oriented partnership with Burlington will help us strengthen our education, workforce readiness and leadership programming, further unleashing the power and potential of opportunity youth across the country,” said John Valverde, president and CEO of YouthBuild USA. “With the funds raised by Burlington customers and associates, we will be able to identify additional opportunities for impact at the local level and provide even more opportunities for young leaders to acquire the skills and resources they need to create the next best versions of themselves. We are so grateful.”

The retailer is appreciative of their customers’ and associates’ commitment to YouthBuild USA, providing much needed funding to empower young people to reach their full potential. For more information on YouthBuild USA, visit YouthBuild.org, and for more on Burlington’s commitment to community, visit Burlington.com/about/.