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Ways to Take Action

No matter who you are, there is a role for you in this initiative. We need support and engagement from individuals, organizations, and communities alike to reach our goal and make Vermont the best place to learn and to work. Below are a few ideas to inspire action and inform efforts. We can’t do this without you.  

Business

Use the Big Goal to align your programs to the indicators, data sources and goals

Educate your network about the Big Goal and the role of your organization in moving the needle on one or more of the indicators

Advocate for effective policies or funding that advance the Big Goal

Education

Set school or district goals that align with the state’s postsecondary attainment goal as apart of your strategic planning

Link to the Big Goal from your website

Share stories of how your school or district is making progress toward the goals

Ensure that faculty and staff are given training and tools to support student exploration or completion of postsecondary education and training programs

Government

Make policy decisions based on whether or not those decisions will help close the achievement gap and make progress toward the state’s postsecondary attainment goal

Evaluate policy using the Big Goal. Make policy decisions based on whether or not those decisions will help close the achievement gap and make progress toward the shared goals

Ensure high quality data is accessible

Issue a proclamation in support of the Big Goal and statewide goals

Review your local data

Set goals for your community

Focus your education initiatives towards reaching 70 percent by 2025

Use the Big Goal to focus your education initiatives

Celebrate success stories in your communities at your city or town council meetings

Link to Advance Vermont’s data dashboard and review local data

Nonprofit

Use the Big Goal to align your programs to the indicators, data sources and goals

Educate your network about the Big Goal and the role of your organization in moving the needle on one or more of the indicators

Advocate for effective policies or funding that advance the state’s postsecondary attainment goal

Philanthropy

Fund programs or initiatives that drive progress toward the state’s attainment goal

Collaborate with other funders to drive funding or policy change toward the attainment goal

Partner with your local community college to meet your workforce needs

Create or expand programs supporting employees pursuing education and training

Focus your charitable giving toward programs or initiatives that advance the Big Goal

Give your employees the flexibility to volunteer in local schools

Join a school or district’s community council

Host an internship or apprenticeship program

Set school or district goals that align with the state’s postsecondary attainment goal as apart of your strategic planning

Link to the Big Goal from your website

Share stories of how your school or district is making progress toward the goals

Ensure that faculty and staff are given training and tools to support student exploration or completion of postsecondary education and training programs

Make policy decisions based on whether or not those decisions will help close the achievement gap and make progress toward the state’s postsecondary attainment goal

Evaluate policy using the Big Goal. Make policy decisions based on whether or not those decisions will help close the achievement gap and make progress toward the shared goals

Ensure high quality education and workforce development data is accessible

Issue a proclamation in support of the Big Goal and statewide goals

Review your local data

Set goals for your community

Focus your education initiatives towards reaching 70 percent by 2025

Use the Big Goal to focus your education initiatives

Celebrate success stories in your communities at your city or town council meetings

Link to Advance Vermont’s data dashboard and review local data

Use the Big Goal to align your programs to the indicators, data sources and goals

Educate your network about the Big Goal and the role of your organization in moving the needle on one or more of the indicators

Advocate for effective policies or funding that advance the state’s postsecondary attainment goal

Fund programs or initiatives that drive progress toward the state’s attainment goal

Collaborate with other funders to drive funding or policy change toward the attainment goal

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