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?
- You can volunteer as an iC.A.R.E Mentor.
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.
- You can engage in public policy advocacy as a powerful way to make a difference.
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.