The Treasure Valley Education Partnership (TVEP) is a collective impact initiative aimed at realizing marked improvement in student achievement and success from cradle to career in Idaho's Treasure Valley. The effort began in 2011 when various individuals, community groups and organizations came together to establish a unified goal and the best ways to measure progress. Everyone agreed that together they wanted to advance a world-class education system that leads all students to their career of choice.
TVEP was established as the coordinating body for the shared community vision of "every child, every step of the way, cradle to career." No single organization can accomplish this goal alone. Partners include early educators, K-12, higher education, non-profits, philanthropy, government, and business.
TVEP exists to coordinate the area’s existing resources and institutions to support youth along the education continuum and ensure at least 80 percent of Treasure Valley students go on to post high school education by 2016 and beyond.
Why here? Why now?
The Treasure Valley is a thriving metropolis, and has boomed with tech industries such as Micron, HP and Boise Cascade. The area is importing highly educated talent from around the globe as one of the top locations for business and family in the United States, yet it struggles to provide quality education for many children in its own backyard. Alarmingly, in 2012, only slightly more than half of the Treasure Valley high school graduates enrolled in some form of postsecondary education within a year of graduating from high school. This matters because, by 2020, at least 6 out of 10 jobs will require postsecondary training.
The need for a coordinated community partnership that puts our kids first is clear -- the time for action is urgent.
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