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.
2015-2016 baseline: 75% of APS high-schoolers graduated in four years, and 21% were college or career ready.
2018-2019: 80% and 24% respectively
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 our community can count on a new generation of citizens who are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow.
How can YOU support Bold Goal 2?
Your company can partner with the College & Career Academies of Akron through United Way.
A competitive business like yours needs talented employees. The College & Career Academies of Akron offer students learning pathways tailored to meet the needs of the local business community.
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.