Generation Next takes a cohesive, all-in approach to address our educational and community crisis. The partnership brings education, community, government and business leaders together to identify and adopt successful programs that are proven to work.
Together, Generation Next leaders will use a cradle-to-career framework to help students achieve six key goals. These goals are research-based competencies and key transition points that are necessary for students’ developmental progress. To ensure effective programs and consistent measures of achievement, networks of providers will focus on specific topics within the six key goals. Using data-based decision-making, we will identify a clear way forward, finding and implementing the most effective educational solutions and programs.
Modeled on success: the National StriveTogether Network
Generation Next is modeled on the successes of the National StriveTogether™ Network, whose programs have produced positive results in more than 20 metropolitan school districts, including Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Boston, Portland and San Francisco.
For example, during its first five years in Greater Cincinnati, StriveTogether™ achieved positive improvements in 40 of 53 educational outcomes measured, including:
- A 9% rise in kindergarten readiness
- An 11% increase in high school graduation
- A 10% increase in college enrollment
For more information about the StriveTogether™ approach, visit StriveTogether.org.
A Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Program
Greater Twin Cities United Way, in partnership with Generation Next, is a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund, which mobilizes public and private resources to identify and grow community solutions with evidence of results.