September 2013 All In for Youth Quarterly Report - page 2

United Way has created
a movement in our city –
a movement of
people, companies
and organizations
committed to reducing
Calgary’s dropout rate
by 50% in five years and
connecting 3,000 kids to
the supports they need
to succeed.”
Dr. Lucy Miller, President and CEO
United Way of Calgary and Area
Calgary’s future depends on the
success of our children. The future of
our children depends on education.
Unfortunately, too many youth are not acquiring
the education, skills or training they need to take
advantage of the opportunities.
To address this problem, we want to ensure
all youth successfully complete school and are
equipped to go on to further education.
Knowing this goal is both complex and
ambitious, United Way has created a movement
in our city—a movement of people, companies
and community organizations with a commitment
to reduce Calgary’s dropout rate by 50% in five
years and to connect 3000 kids to the supports
they need to succeed.
On June 12, 2013 United Way and its educational
partners, the Calgary Board of Education and
the Calgary Catholic School District, launched
“All In” for Youth, a ground-breaking initiative
connecting Calgary’s youth to what they need to
be successful.
The “All In” for Youth initiative is a movement
of citizens, companies, organizations and
governments working together to ensure
more youth successfully complete high school
and transition to further education, work and
adult life.
We set out with an aggressive timeline and some
equally ambitious goals. It is remarkable how much
has been accomplished over the past year.
The purpose of this report is to bring the
initiative’s stakeholders and partners up to date on
progress that has been made, while continuing to
focus on our end goal.
“All In” for Youth
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