WHY FOCUS ON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION? With the overarching goal of ensuring that our children and youth become productive, contributing members of the workforce, the RMC2C Partnership is focused on increasing student achievement and the safety and well-being of children and youth in our community. To support this effort, the RMC2C Partnership has identified critical points along the cradle to career pipeline which will impact that goal. High school graduation is associated with higher economic earnings, post-secondary enrollment and completion, and positive personal and social outcomes*. As post-secondary education continues to serve as a precursor for upward mobility, graduating more students from high school is critical. Take for instance the following…
Data Source: “Cradle to Career Outcome Areas.” StriveTogether.
HOW? The Collaborative Action Network (CAN) that focuses on high school graduation functions as a collective impact mechanism that brings practitioners and partner organizations together to provide cross-sector coordination of efforts in areas that impact high school graduation.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Contact us to learn more about joining the Youth Initiative High School Graduation Collaborative Action Network.