…to enrich the quality of educational institutions, in order to provide opportunities for the underserved.
All youth need a high-quality, rigorous academic foundation to help them build a successful and stable adult life. Families, early childhood providers, the K-12 school system and institutions of higher education all share responsibility for educating our youth and preparing them for success in later life. Sadly, many youth in the United States never earn a high school diploma nor attend postsecondary education. In today’s tumultuous employment market, high school dropouts and youth without marketable employment skills may encounter significant challenges in the labor market and struggle on their road to economic stability.
Given The Angell Foundation’s desire to see all children realize their full potential, its education grantmaking is targeted at two critical developmental points: early childhood and access to postsecondary education. Research has demonstrated that high-quality early care and education programs not only lead to better developmental outcomes for young children, but also prepares them to succeed in school. Interventions at both levels can increase students' academic preparation as well as equip them with the skills and qualities necessary for success in postsecondary education and the workforce.
Programs funded include high-quality early childhood development instruction and comprehensive programs that prepare youth to graduate from high school and enter college or other occupation-oriented postsecondary education and degree programs.