Millions of dollars each year are not utilized because students don't believe they can afford college and don't fill out the FAFSA. We believe by encouraging students to fill out the FAFSA, their likelihood of attending college will be much higher.
Education is an important key to workforce success in a community. REACH Manatee believes in advocating on behalf of our guidance counselors and college/career advisors so they can focus on their number one priority, students.
Focused on Working Adults
There are many opportunities to increase degree and certification attainment but one way is working with adults through a two-gen approach to help them see the greater opportunity of success if they finish their education.
Our plans and actions are driven by a commitment to serve our community and those individuals in need of our support.
Attainment of post-secondary education credentials benefits the entire community.
Integrity of purpose drives collaboration and transparency.
Creativity leveraging strengths and abilities of diverse enhances the benefits for students.
Strategic thinking and commitment to results honors our partners' resources and community goals.
Data drives our ability to evolve, respond, and adapt, and we are dedicated to embracing a continuous improvement mindset.
Pell Grant funding
Seniors’ self-reported plans
High school graduation rates
ALICE + Poverty rate of Manatee County (currently 43%)
Working adult enrollment in post-secondary
Immediate post-secondary enrollment, attainment, and persistence of Manatee County high school graduates divided by age, race, ethnicity, and gender
FAFSA completion in Manatee County
Hispanic enrollment in local institutions
We utilize data to help drive our goals and results.
We use data to analyze the need and adjust our goals accordingly.
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