BHAG To be a leading social change agentthat transformed greater Detroit into one of the top 5 places to live and work by 2030. top 5 Top 5
50 percent? Less than 50 percent of kids in our region are ready for kindergarten. Of those kids less than 50 percent will graduate high school. As for college? Way less than 50 percent. And of those kids? Less than 50 percent are equipped to succeed.
Putting Our Money Where It Matters? 2012 Michigan Expenditure Comparison
Getting Results Kindergarten Formal Birth Informal Our Early Childhood Ecosystem Early Learning Communities: 14,000 will participate improving childcare practices in our Family, Friend and Neighbor network. Quality: Improving quality for 3,000 licensed childcare programs serving 30,000 high need kids in our region. Family Literacy: Targeting 16,000high need families at birth to create a daily reading practice. To date, 24,420 kids receive a book a month from birth - age 5.
Children enter kindergarten with the foundation in place to get at least a 21 on the ACT 12years later. The Tipping Point Strategy 2030 Step 3 16,00 children--many of whom are in the Safety Net, are born each year at ten hospitals in Greater Detroit. Half of those families complete a class in nutrition, child development, or financial stability. Step 2 Half of those parents get connected within three months to ensure their family’s basic needs are met. Step 1 Half of those parents pledge to read to their child every day and receive a free book each month for the child’s first five years. 2012