Ascent acts as a leader in supporting charitable organizations in Oklahoma and Ohio, both through financial contributions and volunteering of our time. Volunteerism is a vital component of our corporate culture and identity. Our employees are provided eight hours of paid time off annually to volunteer for the charitable organization of their choice, representing a total of over 3,200 volunteer hours allowed to help those in need in our communities.
Education is a key component of our community investment program. Our employees serve as weekly mentors to students at Monroe Elementary in Oklahoma City. In 2019, we also partnered with Monroe to build a STEM room for their students. Students will learn about science, technology, engineering, and math using a 3-D laser printer, handheld digital microscopes, and other educational tools. Ascent also provided all school supplies for more than 340 students at Brook Intermediate School in Byesville, OH.