Thank You! And Next Steps:
Thank you to the members of the Planning Group and everyone who contributed to the Road Map Project Strategic Refresh Process. At the December Education Results Meeting the following foundational elements of the project were shared with the attendees. These will guide the implementation of the work moving forward, especially the implementation of the System-Wide Racial Equity Essentials and the formation of the new Road Map Project leadership body – the Community Leadership Team. The page will be updated as the implementation continues, and also please contact Lynda (email@example.com) with any questions or feedback you have.
Road Map Project Vision Statement
Every child and youth in South King County and South Seattle, particularly children of color and low-income children, thrives in their education, communities and life.
Road Map Project Core Values
We believe race should not be a predictor of education outcomes, yet education policies and practices have historically disenfranchised communities of color and low-income families. In order to achieve our vision and realize a future where every child and youth in our region are thriving in their education, communities and lives, we must be intentional about disrupting the inequities we strive to change. The Road Map Project core values guide our approach to the work, and help us hold ourselves accountable to children, youth and communities.
This set of values was generated with input from Road Map Project stakeholders, initially through a survey sent to the Education Results Network. The Road Map Strategic Refresh Planning Group added definitions and a framework for ensuring the work of the project adheres to the identified values.
Road Map Project Goal Statement
By 2020, we will increase equitable policies and practices in our education systems and dramatically improve outcomes for children and youth, from cradle through college and career; so that:
By 2030, we will eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps impacting children of color and low-income children in South King County and South Seattle, and 70% of youth in the region will earn a college degree or career credential.
The Road Map Project launched in December 2010 and since then has worked to build a collective resolve to dramatically improve education results for the children growing up in South Seattle and South King County. While there has been some significant progress in some parts of the Project, the region is currently not on track to achieve the Road Map Project 2020 goal, and for most indicators of student success the achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth of color are persisting. Important discussions with members of the Road Map Project Sponsors Group and Community Network Steering Committee in 2015 resulted in the identification of four areas to focus in the “second half of the Project”.