Why Education?

Only 1 in 4 high school students go on to earn a degree.
Colorado is only producing half of the homegrown talent our economy needs to thrive.
Colorado has one of the largest achievements gaps in the country.
Colorado's Hispanic students are almost three grade levels behind their white peers in 4th grade math.

Education can change everything.

As parents, employers, and investors in the future of our community, Colorado business leaders have the greatest vested interest in improving schools.

Business leaders are ideal agents for change. Here’s why:

We are problem-solvers committed to continuous improvement, iteration, and innovation.
We have experience in managing change within large, complex systems.
We rise above partisan gridlock and come together to get things done.
We take the long view, past election cycles, always with an eye on what’s best for students.

How we are changing the future.

Our STEM Champions are change agents for how school and industry work together to ensure all students have access to high quality STEM education and experiences that will prepare them for success in their future.

One of the best ways to keep Colorado’s businesses thriving is to make sure that our students are fully prepared for what comes after high school. Creating more connections between schools and industry helps build a more relevant education.

We know that 85% of the available jobs in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. It’s going to take innovative and entrepreneurial leaders in schools and business, coming together, to solve our greatest problems.

Business leaders are uniquely qualified to share a new perspective. We are the radical middle, true problem solvers, and committed to collaboration and continuous improvement.

Here is how you can make an impact