Creating well-lit pathways into meaningful careers.


Youth CareerConnect aims to achieve a work-ready labor force through the successful placements of youth and young adults in jobs and internships. Through this work, internship coordinators have been placed across the region in chambers of commerce to streamline the connection between industry and education and increase meaningful internship opportunities for young people. Learn more at youthcareerconnect.org.

Reach Higher is a regional effort focused on creating a culture of higher education in Central Oregon. The work supports college-readiness programs in schools, college visits, and course alignment between K-12 and higher education partners.

Better Together

Working together to increase the number of students graduating from high school, continuing their education & training after high school, and ultimately beginning work in a career they find meaningful.