The Student Roadmap to Success is a foundational document that organizes benchmarks of progress across the education continuum. It began as a data informed and research based document that mapped important milestones for students to achieve along their educational journey. It also illustrates StriveTogether's commitment to education, beginning at birth and progressing through college and career. This roadmap represents the holistic nature of the educational journey, including both academic (above the roadmap) and student and family support (below the roadmap) benchmarks. It is along this roadmap that the goals, assets and indicators are organized, providing a versatile tool to ensure a consistent cradle to career focus on education.
Cradle to Career Network members use tailored versions of their community’s roadmap to support the development of cradle to career civic infrastructure in their communities. Creating a roadmap serves several purposes, including:
• Asset mapping
• Priority Strategy Identification
• Concept Communication
Additionally, the roadmap has helped map the transitions where young people are at risk to “fall through the cracks” and help build community supports around those areas. Committing to a cradle to career holistic focus on education, and having the tools to communicate this focus, is an essential step in building a cradle to career partnership.
To help you create a Student Roadmap to Success that reflects the educational journey that your community’s students make, we have developed the Build YOUR Own Roadmap tool. This tool uses responses that you give in a short survey to create a Student Roadmap to Success that reflects the vision, mission, goals, and benchmarks of your unique community. To get started, please register for the tool, which will allow you to re-access the roadmap at a later time.