Video: How Starbucks College Achievement Plan Could Change Partners’ Lives

Sam, Melissa, Michael, Tammie, Abraham, and Hannah have different life experiences but a common goal - to finish their college degrees and make a difference in their communities.

Watch their stories, and see their parents' reaction to hearing about the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.

"We are employing over 100,000 young people in America and the majority of them do not have a college degree," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and ceo. "We can't be a bystander and we can't wait for Washington. And I strongly believe that businesses and business leaders must do more for their people and more for the communities we serve."