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Education & Youth Development Taskforce

We acknowledge the power of a strong educational start and want to secure this for the youth of Englewood. We envision a community that is invested in learning and supporting educators, parents and students alike. Our approach is one geared towards holistic youth development where all students are reading at or above grade level by 3rd grade, the graduation rate is 100%, civic education occurs in all schools and all students have access to a mentor. The Englewood community values access to rich emotional resources that put students first. Together we will impact academic excellence and social and emotional wellbeing of students.


1. Increase percentage of students reading at or exceeding grade level to at least the district average at all schools within 3 years (by 2020).

2. Provide the opportunity for every student in Englewood to have access to mentorship opportunities within 3 years (by 2020).

3. Increase high school graduation rate of all Englewood high schools within 5 years (by 2022) moving towards a long-term target of 100% graduation.