Our Theory of Change:

By advancing the academic preparedness of Arizona and Florida students and fostering college-going cultures at all stages of the education continuum, more individuals will go on to succeed in postsecondary education.

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Prioritizing Academic Preparedness and Cultural Change

In 2012, Helios took a critical look at its theories of change across our three impact areas of Early Childhood Education, the Transition Years and Postsecondary Success. We re-evaluated our priorities, with a focus on shifting our resources to areas with the greatest potential for impact, including teacher professional development and support for first-generation college students.

Even still, we know that there is much work to be done in improving the academic success of individuals in Arizona and Florida. In fact, nearly 60 percent of Arizona students and 54 percent of Florida students require remediation upon entry into college(1) – creating significant barriers to success and completion.