Why We Exist?
The Challenge & Our Approach
“Research and practice have led to consensus on the different dimensions of readiness all students need for college and future careers. These include academic mastery across a range of subjects, technical training either in a specific field or in cross-cutting skills such as computer literacy, and 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, empathy and collaboration.”
Source: McKinsey Consultants on Education
“Students of color (BIPOC) do not have the opportunity to develop the critical academic, technical, or cross-cutting skills that allow them to participate in this evolving workforce."
The Opportunity & Our Solution
The Aspen Institute’s recent K-12 Climate Action Plan recommends developing new CTE (career & technical education) opportunities that prepare students for jobs in the clean energy economy and creating curricula that supports knowledge of environmental sustainability across all career pathways.
SGAP Leaders’ programming provides opportunities for motivated underserved students to develop leadership and critical 21st century skills needed for college and career readiness. We are committed to rolling out our climate change and climate action curriculum to our students and schools from 2022-2024.
Honing these 21st century skills for our youth is the cornerstone of our programming. The more we develop our students’ ability to think critically, problem solve creatively and lead empathetically, the more successful our students will become.