And for good reason. Kids are both emotionally and physically disconnected from school. Fires, floods, smoke and then a global pandemic have contributed to feelings of isolation. Chilling fact: only one-third of Sonoma County high school students report feeling like they’re a part of their school’s community.
Hands-on CTE activities get kids engaged and excited about learning. Students build in-demand technical skills. And they get to practice the skills that employers value.
Take a moment now to reflect upon the recent challenges that our students have been through. They have developed communication, time management and coping skills through experiences that we couldn’t ever have imagined. Skills that will serve them well as empathetic, resilient members of our community. They did this!
Now we need to ensure students have the tools to evolve to the next step in their young lives. Career technical education (CTE) is the best learning tool to re-engage and prepare students to be ready for college and career. How?
CTE connects the dots between the classroom, life outside of school and life after graduation. When these connections are made, school becomes more relevant. And when students see clear pathways to local employers and careers, they thrive. When students thrive, so does our community.
You can help! Please consider a gift and give more students access to quality career-connected learning. And when you make a donation today, your gift will be matched – doubling your impact.
Here in Sonoma County, we have a crisis: only 32% of students say that what they learn in class helps them outside of school compared to 45% nationally.
Your investment today will provide more students with career-connected pathways that line up with local careers. Together we can transform learning and help Sonoma County high school students be better prepared for their future.
Our students did their part to step up and find solutions in this new world of learning; now it’s our turn. Are you with us?
Keep Sonoma County students engaged and excited about learning!