By advancing the academic preparedness of all students as they transition across the education continuum, the Foundation seeks to increase the number of young adults graduating high school prepared to succeed in postsecondary education.
- In Early Grade Success, Helios is partnering to ensure Arizona and Florida children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed and read at grade level by the end of third grade.
- Through its College and Career Readiness focus, the Foundation is striving for all Arizona and Florida high school graduates to be prepared to enter the workforce or credit bearing college courses without remediation.
- The Foundation’s work in Postsecondary Completion is focused on helping more traditionally underserved students access, persist and complete a high-quality postsecondary certificate or degree.
Additionally, because improving education requires strong public and political will, the Foundation is an actively engaged partner, collaborating, convening and leading to change lives through education.
Since inception in 2006, the Foundation has invested approximately $140 million* in education initiatives in Arizona and Florida.
* as of February 2014