We want you to learn more about each of these strategies, so we’ve provided context for each of them. We’ll also host a series of webinars and other events for you to learn more about how to get started on one of these projects. See below for the schedule of webinars.
Click on one of the investments below to learn more about each of these strategies: why they are important, best practices, the current context in North Carolina, and other resources.
Move from a standardized testing teaching approach to a style that incorporates more creativity and adaptability.
Encourage two-way intergenerational mentorships and interactions. This would create opportunities for youth adults to learn from each other.
These skills are increasingly valuable in the workplace and society more broadly. Greater emphasis should be placed on their development.
Use technology in interesting, innovative ways to deliver education curricula.
Include business and entrepreneurial skills in school curricula in order to equip students with a background in that area, making entrepreneurship less of an idea and more of a viable possibility for those students.
Increase access to affordable broadband across the state.
Civic engagement is instrumental in building community awareness, teaching tolerance and cultivating socially conscious young people. Service learning should be integrated into K-20 education.
We must teach our youth to look for opportunities and that failure in pursuit of them is a learning opportunity and “badge of honor,” not a stigma to avoid at all costs.