At Reeves Young, a healthy work-life balance is a priority for our employees every day. Despite an uncertain start to 2020,the RY Wellness Team pressed on to implement our program in July. A variety of events were planned to engage our employees and get them back on track with their health goals for the remainder of the year.
We kicked off the initiative with a healthy breakfast –serving up fresh fruits, made to order eggs, and whole-grain breads, all while gathering feedback about what “wellness” meansto our Reeves Young team. We followed that event and “stepped it up” a notch with our first annual Steps Challenge. Participants contributed a combined 8,383,089steps over the month of July! Our Wellness Team then moved on to our first Tasty Thursday where our staff sampled heart-healthy smoothies packed with fruit and vegetables made fresh by the Wellness Team. Our RY Wellness Team plans to fill the rest of the year with even more fitness and fun.
As a Reeves Young Intern, the end of summer means competing in the Intern Expo. The Intern Expo is an opportunity to share your experience and what you’ve learned as an RY Intern with the rest of the company and compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The winners are then voted on by RY full-time office staff. The Expo functions as a final send off for the many interns who leave Reeves Young to return to their schools for the fall.
This year, the Expo was transitioned into a virtual setting due to Covid-19 and safety precautions taken by Reeves Young. As the setting changed for the competition, the tactics and approaches used to win were also shifted. PowerPoint presentations and/or online graphics were an alternative way to deliver final projects this year. It was a challenging learning curve to get information across without verbal communication and in-person presentations, but also very rewarding as it taught interns how to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.