Author: Helios Education Foundation
This time of year is full of promise, anticipation and transition as young adults who were once students become graduates. Whether the transition is from high school to postsecondary education or from the postsecondary environment to the workforce, change presents opportunity.
Helios Education Foundation would like to congratulate each and every graduate on achieving their individual milestone.
While there is much to celebrate, there is still much work to do. Helios is driven to fulfill our mission of enriching the lives of individuals is Arizona and Florida by creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education. We recognize that success in the postsecondary environment is predicated upon early grade success combined with increased academic rigor and enrichment opportunities that ultimately lead to high school graduation and postsecondary completion. No aspect of the cradle to career continuum is more important than another, as no student should ever stop learning.
Helios Education Foundation is guided by four core beliefs:
- Education changes lives and strengthens communities
- Education is an investment and not an expense
- Every student, regardless of zip code, deserves a high-quality education
- We will achieve our mission through partnership and collaboration
The transformational power of education is immeasurable. College graduates earn higher incomes than those who do not attend college; college graduates are more likely to vote and be engaged citizens and college graduates are the least dependent on social services. An investment in education is an investment in our community and our future.
While we take a moment to applaud those who have achieved their graduation milestone, let us continue to find opportunities to grow our investment in education and give more students, families and communities reason to join in the celebration.