Ensuring College Access & Success
Our vision is that every Palm Beach County high school graduate completes a post-secondary credential within six years of high school graduation. Positive outcomes include degrees, professional job certifications, apprenticeships, military enlistment and vocational training that prepares students for a meaningful career with a sustainable wage.
Achieve Palm Beach County
Is a collective impact initiative in Palm Beach County that pairs Community Asset Mapping to support and build new relationships in cross-sector organizations. Using our existing rich and diverse county resources, Achieve PBC works to facilitate the collaboration of efforts by our community members to broaden and strengthen the reach of their efforts in working to ensure college access and success for all students in Palm Beach County, Florida.
That means we’re putting everything we’ve got into creating long-term systemic changes that will last. We want to provide our youth and their families with equitable access to the supports and resources they will need to ensure academic achievement and success in whatever form of post-secondary education they choose.
The United Way of Palm Beach County serves as the backbone agency for this county-wide effort.
How can we assure the success of both our community and our youth?
The Florida College Access Network (FCAN) states that to be competitive, Florida needs to increase the percentage of individuals age 25 to 64 with a high-quality post-secondary education or credential to 60% by 2025. Currently that percent is 42 percent which means we have our work cut out for us.learn more
what we're doing about it
It still takes a village…
Achieve Palm Beach County is using a collaborative approach to address the needs of a community’s students by evaluating the assets already existing within the community and leveraging those assets so they may be used as a series of supports for their students to ensure high school graduation, college enrollment and college success.learn more
Happenings and highlights
Achieve News |
Take Stock in Children awarded more than $1.1 million dollars in Florida Prepaid Scholarships to... read more
Press Coverage |
Original article by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) I recently enjoyed a keynote... read more
In the spotlight
This summer a select group of Palm Beach County... read more
Achieve Palm Beach County believes that no one knows this community better than its residents and businesses. This is why we work to support and strengthen existing relationships between individuals and organizations, as well as to identify spaces where new partnerships can be made. We know the answers to our community’s educational issues can be resolved by working together to create the solutions.
There’s a lot to learn before you even step into a classroom. Let us help you learn how to help yourself so you can achieve your academic goals and attain the post-secondary education you’ve been dreaming of.tell me more
Achieve Palm Beach County is made up of members who are just like you because we are residents just like you. We want to see our youth succeed and our community thrive. With your help, we can create sustainable changes that will positively impact our community for future generations.count me in