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Ready Now Yuma Highlighted in Recently Released Documentary

Author: Helios Education Foundation

July 22, 2018

With the increasing demands on the 21st-century workforce, all students should graduate from high school prepared for college and career success. However, improving the skills students need is a major challenge across the country and Arizona is no exception. In 2011, Helios Education Foundation began to talk about developing a comprehensive, high-school reform initiative focused on ensuring all students in a particular district were prepared for success in college and career. Through this work, a partnership with Yuma Union High School District was formed and, in 2012, an initiative called Ready Now Yuma was born.

This initiative provides students with a rigorous, high expectations curriculum within a college-going environment. The end goal is to increase the number of students entering and succeeding in postsecondary education.

To document this innovative partnership, Helios and the District producee a feature-length documentary film that provides an overview of the initiative including both the successes and the challenges.  In addition, the documentary profiles three students and their pursuit of postsecondary education.

Click here to view the documentary and hear from District and Helios leadership about their commitment to student success.     

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