Improve college and career readiness
Supporting thriving and resilient residents
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Exposure to options for careers and community connection is important for high school aged students as they begin to make choices about their futures. Through the North Carolina’s Student Assistant Program 17 year old’s can participate as poll workers. We will use this program as an anchor to not only add a younger demographic to our pool of workers, but also to speak at schools to both demystify voting and put another option on the table for a career in local government. It is as important as ever to support voter confidence. By humanizing the process at an early age and giving a platform for conversation we can do this.
Involvement in the justice system has lifelong consequences, including an increased likelihood of future system involvement. Prevention and early intervention efforts and collaborations can create new pathways and increased opportunities for youth in high risk situations.
Values reflect the number of school based offense complaints. Click here for a state published dashboard which is the source. Buncombe County is represented as District 28.
The ACT consists of four tests: English, math, reading and science. ACT scores are used by post secondary institutions as part of the process for determining if students will be admitted. In North Carolina, a score of 17 is the statewide cutoff for being considered "college ready" and is the minimum requirement for enrollment in the UNC system. This shows the percentage of students who scored 17 or higher on the ACT for Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools.