Higher Expectations is committed to ensuring that students in Racine County graduate prepared to succeed in post-secondary education and ultimately in their careers.
With the support of Higher Expectations, Racine County has joined six other counties in Southeastern Wisconsin in a regional effort, the Grow Here Campaign, to connect students to work-based learning opportunities. As part of the Grow Here Campaign, Racine County is working toward an exciting goal; through 2020, companies in Southeastern Wisconsin’s key driver industries will develop their talent pipelines by providing 200,000 work-based learning experiences.
In order to connect all of this work, the Grow Here Campaign uses a web-based platform called Inspire, where employers can promote their work, job openings, and opportunities to engage in work-based learning. Participating students can engage with employers to explore how their career interests align with businesses and organizations in the community.
Higher Expectations is working to ensure the Grow Here Campaign reaches all Racine County students. Higher Expectations continues to invest deeply in the RUSD Academies of Racine and has begun efforts to introduce school districts like the Burlington Area School District to the Grow Here Campaign.
Learn more about the Milwaukee 7 (M7) Talent Partnership and the Grow Here Campaign on their website.
Read more about our work in our 2017 Annual Report: Inspiring Action, Making an Impact