We’re all in this together
Achieve Palm Beach County is a collective organization made up of students, parents, families, faith-based leaders, community business organization owners, educators, mentors, and many other walks of life who are all different, yet we all have one common denominator- we’re all residents of Palm Beach County and we all influence our economy. Our program partners represent over 50 different organizations that have combined expertise uniquely positioned to adequately address the needs of our priority populations as identified by our community with solutions that are devised by our community. No one knows our county better than its residents.
Our partners work together around four strategy teams, one for each of our four areas of focus, to build a system of supports to help students get to and through an education beyond high school within six years of high school graduation:
- Middle & High School Advising & Guidance: focuses on aligning professional staff, mentors, community leaders, peers and online resources to provide students with individualized advising and post-high school and career exploration.
- Post-High School Advising & Guidance: focuses on aligning community resources so that students have the support they need to attain their educational credentials.
- Financial Supports: focused on providing students and their families with the resources they need to make sound financial plans, empowering students to complete the post-high school education that prepares them for career success. This includes financial wellness and planning, successfully completing the FAFSA, and accessing and maintaining scholarships and other types of financial aid.
- Career Pathways: focuses on helping students align their education and career interests through exposure to various industries, career paths and direct career experiences, while supporting them in identifying local job opportunities and transitioning seamlessly into the workforce.
Teamwork makes the dream work
We believe that our collaborative efforts combined with our richly diverse community resources can be orchestrated to achieve the goals we have for our children while uplifting, supporting and strengthening relationships within our community. Our backbone organization the United Way of Palm Beach County, acts as our fiscal agent and has a history of providing community-wide support since 1929, which adds to the breadth and scope of what Achieve Palm Beach County can and will accomplish.
It’s not always what you know, but who you know
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do which is why we celebrate the ones that exist within our community and strive to create and establish new ones. We seek out organizations doing great things but who may be working in silos and try to connect them with others in a meaningful and intentional way so as to respect, strengthen and celebrate both sides of the relationship.
What we've done
Achieve Palm Beach County began with a community gathering in May of 2015, when a group of Palm Beach County Leaders invited community members from a cross-section of organizations to discuss improving educational attainment through a collective impact approach.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