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Mission & Core Values

Graduate Strong is a community response designed to help students develop the capabilities, connections, and the credentials they need to flourish. Our mission is to strengthen our community by reducing gaps in educational opportunity and increasing post-secondary enrollment and completion. 

Our values guide our bold and courageous approach to the work. We are ambitious and optimistic in our collective action for student success. 


An inclusive person-centered approach that focuses on populations that have historically been furthest from opportunity. 


Shared accountability that brings community and schools together. 


Research-based and driven by disaggregated data shared to influence and improve outcomes for ALL youth.  


Our community has strengths and resources to help ALL students flourish. 


Building resiliency over time through positive experiences and relationships. 


Test and try new ideas and actions, sometimes emphasizing learning over outcomes. 

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