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.
Leaders and stakeholders from many sectors are involved in the Road Map Project. No one organization or person working alone can achieve great results at the scale we need. We must work together as never before, all in pursuit of a common agenda. Parents, schools and the community all have important roles to play in achieving our ambitious yet achievable goal.
Education results for kids growing up in South King County and South Seattle are unacceptable. If we aim only for small annual gains we won’t achieve our goal – now is the time for bold moves.
We must do a great job supporting students all the way along, from birth and early learning, through K-12 and on to achieving a college degree or career credential. Each stage of a child’s development is important – there is no shortcut to student success.
The Road Map Project is committed to supporting King County’s areas of highest need. The Road Map Project region is home to:
Like many metropolitan areas, the Road Map Project region is experiencing the suburbanization of poverty and new regional responses are needed.
It is happening every day all over our region. Our job is to find the great work and help scale it up so that it spreads throughout the Road Map Project region.