This is why we invest in meaningful work that goes beyond supporting students to get their high school diplomas. In 2016, we established the College, Career, and Life Readiness (CCLR) Initiative, and we have partnered with the district to establish comprehensive and accessible Student Success Centers in area high schools where students can work individually with a college and career planner to find their right pathway. We also are expanding experiential opportunities for students to explore careers and education after high school through programs such as Career and College Explorations.
To align with the CCLR Initiative and to support our students and teachers, we have expanded a signature program, the EducateSRQ classroom and schoolwide grants program. The program offers immersive, science-based inquiry grants that engage students and teachers in all subject areas at all levels. With these grants, schools and teachers can get innovative supplies, projects, and learning opportunities to help create a 21st century learning environment. The EducateSRQ program is one of the many ways we try to make education more transformative.