Imagine if every Arizona child received an excellent education every step of the way that prepares them for success in life and work and our state was known for its critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, and adaptive life-long learners.
That’s the vision of the Education Impact Team. Our goal is to achieve 60% post-secondary attainment by 2030.
To Do Items
Meeting the state’s Education Progress Meter goal of 72% students proficient on the 3rd grade English Language Arts AZMerit test by the year 2030.
This team worked with Southwest Human Development and other partners to create a sponsor and community partner infrastructure for new and existing Little Free Libraries. Using the infrastructure, including an MOU, this team recruits new sponsors and partners to launch and maintain Little Free Libraries, host book drives and collaborate with schools and communities to promote reading.
In the future, the team will also build awareness of the importance of attending school with parents and caregivers by leveraging new and existing materials.
Improving postsecondary access for all students with the Education Progress Meter goal of 70% of Arizona’s high school students enrolled in postsecondary the semester after graduating from high school.
Last year Arizona’s high school seniors lost $70M in Pell Grants because 56% of them didn’t fill out a FAFSA. This team seeks to increase awareness of the importance of federal financial aid application (FAFSA) completion among various community stakeholders. They recruit business leaders to promote FAFSA as well as volunteers to help students complete FAFSA.