Goal Two

90% OF APS HIGH-SCHOOLERS WILL GRADUATE IN FOUR YEARS, WITH 60% COLLEGE OR CAREER READY

More than ever before, a solid education is a prerequisite for professional success. The likelihood of a stable future is much higher for high school graduates and those with a college degree or career credentials.

Currently, 75% of APS high-schoolers graduate in four years, and 21% are college or career ready.

These numbers matter because they represent the future of our community. When students graduate with the skills they need to pursue a successful career, they can better support families and their communities. Local businesses have a more talented workforce to draw from. And Summit County can count on a new generation of citizens who are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow.
Strategies to Achieve Bold Goal 2

Future strategies will likely include:

Mentoring opportunities, life skills coaching, career education and more parent involvement

(Final strategy maps are expected to be announced in June 2017)

How can YOU support Bold Goal 2?

Because research shows that kids who have a caring mentor do better in school and have better learning outcomes.


  • You – along with your company – can participate in one of the many volunteer events provided through United Way’s year-long Engagement Calendar.

Our volunteer engagement events provide hands-on experiences through meaningful projects that support United Way’s Bold Goals.


Learn more about and take action on community issues that are essential to the success of the Bold Goals.


  • You can donate to specifically support Bold Goal 2 or all of United Way’s Bold Goals.