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Tucson man receives tuition assistance through McDonald's Archways to Opportunity program

Posted at 9:25 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 01:37:05-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson McDonald's crew member is getting to focus more on his education through a program called McDonald's Archways to Opportunity.

Brian Maiyo moved to Arizona from Kenya when he was 10-years-old, and started working at McDonald's after high school.

He currently attends Pima Community College, and hopes to move forward with getting a degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

Maiyo also hopes to join the U.S. Air Force one day.

Mcdonald's crew member Brian Maiyo said "Doing a full 40 hours and doing school work, that was putting a huge strain on my life, i found myself not getting enough sleep, not having a social life more or less."

He is also in a manager position at just 20-year-old.

Maiyo then he applied for the program, now he gets $2,500 per year to put toward his tuition, and he also works fewer hours so he can spend more time focusing on school work.

McDonald's Archways to Opportunity offers eligible employees the chance to earn a high school diploma, receive college tuition assistance, learn English as a second language for future accomplishments.

For more information about the McDonald's Archways to Opportunity, click here.