Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success.  When students don’t graduate, this hurts our community in lost wages, taxes and economic development.  These trends are reversible, but only when school districts and entities in the, public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.

In May, UWBB formed its Education Council to create solutions to three issues identified by our community through our strategic planning process – all of which are critical to ensuring that EVERY student graduates from high school.

Early Education/Literacy was the first issue identified in this area:

Mentoring at Risk Children:

  • A Local Mentor Advisory Board will be created this year

Graduation Rates:

  • UWBB is developing community partnerships that support graduation efforts and help at risk students