Learn to Earn Dayton's beginning traces back to EDvention, an initiative launched by the Montgomery County Educational Service Center. Begun in 2007, EDvention was a collaborative aimed at improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for young people. In 2011, EDvention became Learn to Earn Dayton, expanding its focus beyond STEM and becoming Montgomery County's cradle-to-career initiative.
But even before there was Learn to Earn Dayton, the Montgomery County Commission and multiple Dayton-area philanthropic organizations recognized that to improve K-12 student achievement and educational attainment, the community needed to ensure more children start school ready to learn.
Together with its partners, Learn to Earn Dayton will work to ensure that every young person in the Dayton region is ready to learn by kindergarten and ready to earn upon graduation from college or after earning a high quality credential.
Its mission is to ensure that children in the Dayton region are successful students and ultimately successful in the world of work. Its community’s vitality and its attractiveness to employers depend on having educated citizens and a knowledgeable and skilled workforce.
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