Empowering Students with Equitable Access to Career Experiences
Aiming to help all students succeed beyond high school, a growing number of K-12 school systems are expanding opportunities for career exploration and extending these activities into the younger grades. Connecting what students are learning to careers not only deepens their engagement in school but also helps them make more informed choices about their future. What's more, giving students early exposure to career options is a critical strategy for closing economic gaps and putting students on a path toward college and a high-paying career. This white paper explores why school systems should empower all students with equitable access to career experiences, and it describes the keys to doing so successfully.