Early Childhood Education: With your help, we support access to culturally-relevant, high-quality early childhood care and education from prenatal to age 5.
Career and Future Readiness: For youth in grades 6-12, we support social and emotional learning through out-of-school-time programs, and increase access to career pathway programs.
80% of brain development occurs by age 3, and during these critical years, many of poverty’s challenges can inhibit young children’s development and educational success.
Gaps in opportunity begin early on and persist through adulthood. In Minnesota, children facing persistent poverty are:
13% less likely to graduate high school
29% less likely to enroll in post-secondary education
36% less likely to retain consistent employment
High School Graduation Rates
In the greater Twin Cities, 1 out of 5 students does not graduate from high school on time.
Access to Quality Child Care
More than 33,000 children across Minnesota are unable to access quality early childhood care and education during their most critical years for learning.