MBK Focus

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    Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn

    • All children should have a healthy start and enter school ready – cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.

    Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade

    • All children should be reading at grade level by age 8 – the age at which reading to learn becomes essential.

    Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career

    • All youth should receive a quality high school education and graduate with the skills and tools needed to advance to postsecondary education or training.

    Completing Postsecondary Education or Training

    • Every American should have the option to attend postsecondary education and receive the education and training needed for the quality jobs of today and tomorrow.

    Successfully Entering the Workforce

    • Anyone who wants a job should be able to get a job that allows them to support themselves and their families.

    Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances

    • All youth and young adults should be safe from violent crime; and individuals who are confined should receive the education, training, and treatment they need for a second chance.