Why is this important?

Education has been the primary lever of upward mobility in America for decades, and it is truer now than ever. Yet, as the demands on schools to impart 21st century skills have increased, school quality has not kept apace across the country, and 7,000 students drop out of high school each school day.
Compounding this problem is the fact that employers are increasingly seeking employees with flexible, transferable skills. American businesses currently demand 97 million middle- and high-skill employees – but only 45 million Americans have the necessary skills to do the work. An education gap has led to a skills gap, which has an economic cost to us all.

Vision of success

  • Improved test scores and graduation rates
  • Employers from all sectors engaged in meaningful employment, mentoring, education, internship and training opportunities
  • There are many caring mentors and tutors empowering youth to improve academic and emotional well-being and reducing risk behaviors
  • There are increased pathways to secondary and post-secondary success for all youth
  • Adults in Kenosha embrace learning opportunities

What’s already going on? How you someone get involved?

Kenosha Unified School District
Other school districts throughout Kenosha County
Gateway Technical College
Carthage College
Other post-secondary institutions: Herzing, Concordia, Cardinal Stritch
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
Workforce Development Board
LakeView Technology Academy
CISCO Connected Community
Be the Change Program
RSVP Mentor Program