Today, more than ever, a college degree is critical to access living wage jobs, but postsecondary education remains out of reach for many students. In King County, rates of postsecondary access and attainment are especially low for students impacted by poverty and students of color. We believe that by investing in a comprehensive, cross-sector K-12-postsecondary system of supports, more young people will be able to pursue the postsecondary credential of their choosing in King County.
- Create a King County Promise Scholarship for young people who complete a high school diploma or equivalent in King County, and face multiple barriers to entering college.
- Develop a King County Promise Support System — a comprehensive college and career readiness and success system for students impacted by poverty and other students who face multiple barriers to college access and success.
Where are we in the process?
- Continuing to share the concept and seek feedback from students, parents, community members, and education leaders.
- Refining the model and finances based on feedback, which will continue throughout the planning phase (Nov 2018-Sep 2019).
- Working with K-12 and college leaders to share the concept and model with potential funders and stakeholders.
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- Spread the word with peers and other educational leaders.
- To provide feedback contact us.
Click here for visual summary of the King County Promise
Click here for the Executive summary report of the King County Promise