College and Career Ready is a regional investment priority aligned with our child well-being efforts to create a clear path for youth to be successful in high school and graduate ready for higher education and high-growth careers.
Under skilled youth cost businesses and colleges as much as $16 billion annually in lost productivity, income and remedial expenses.
By 2025, 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require some college education.
In Greater Atlanta communities with low child well-being, about 37 percent of high school students have the financial means and pre-requisites to enter college and graduate—that’s compared to more than 70 percent in communities with high child well-being.
With a clear understanding of the roles and resources each sector brings to the table, we are investing in four strategies that offer the highest potential to improve college and career readiness in communities with low child well-being scores.
Improve academic outcomes by ensuring youth have quality afterschool and summer experiences that foster academic outcomes, leadership development and planning for future careers.