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.

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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.

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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.

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For Students

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For Families

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Our community

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Community partners

Achieve Palm Beach County believes that no one knows this community better than its residents and businesses. Which is why we work to support and strengthen already existing relationships between individuals and organizations as well as to identifying spaces where new ones can be made. We know the answers to our community’s educational issues can be resolved by working together to create the solutions.

For students

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.

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Get involved

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. The only thing that belief needs to be realized is you. Together, we can create sustainable changes that will positively impact our community for future generations.

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