What happens when a community comes together?
In the past decade we've seen a steady increase in graduation rates in Anchorage, from 59% to 80%, and a groundswell in the community commitment to make sure our children and youth are supported and successful. But we still have work to do.
Anchorage businesses, nonprofit organizations, service providers, the school district, community members and families are coming together to get better results for all of our kids.
How we're getting there.
Three collaborative action networks have formed around the priority indicators selected by the Leadership Team: Ready for Kindergarten, 8th Grade Math, and High School Graduation.
High school graduation is associated with higher income, better health, lower criminal activity, and lower welfare receipt. The whole community benefits from increased graduation rates.