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Dolly Parton is covering 100% of tuition, fees, and books for any employee of her Dollywood Theme Park who chooses to pursue further education.

The program makes it exponentially easier for employees – or “hosts,” as they are known at Dollywood – at all levels to pursue their personal and professional dreams through education. The program officially launches on February 24, for all seasonal, part-time, and full-time employees at Dollywood Parks & Resorts. Hosts can enroll in the program on their first day of employment.

Eugene Naughton, President of The Dollywood Company said in a press release, “Our goal at Dollywood Parks and Resorts is to provide the best possible experience for both our guests and our hosts. We know when our hosts are happy and feel cared for that they are going to pass that along to our guests. The creation of the program allows another avenue for us to care for our hosts.”

The significant investment in employee education will be made through Herschend’s GROW U., a new program, piloted by Herschend Enterprises, Dolly Parton’s operating partner in Dollywood.

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