ENSURING COLLEGE ACCESS AND SUCCESS
Our vision is that every Palm Beach County high school graduate completes a postsecondary credential within six-years of high school graduation that prepares them for a meaningful career with a sustainable wage.
Call to action
The Florida College Access Network (FCAN) states that to be competitive, Florida needs to increase the percentage of individuals age 25 to 64 with a high-quality, post-secondary degree or credential to 60 percent by 2025. The Georgetown Center for the Workforce predicts that of all the new jobs created in Florida by 2020, 68 percent will require a post-secondary credential.
In the School District of Palm Beach County, on 42.3 percent of all graduates and 31.5 percent of low-income graduates are predicted to receive a post-secondary credential within six years of high school graduation
To collectively ensure an integrated and effective system of supports from middle school through post-secondary that empowers students for career success.
- Parent engagement and support.
- Post-Secondary advising for high school students.
- FAFSA completion.
- Scholarships, non-financial resources and support services for college students.