Group of four diverse, smiling high school graduates wearing caps and gowns.

Future Readiness Community Engagement Activity: Ensure Every Student is Prepared to Succeed After High School

Education is the kindling of the flame, not the filling of a vessel.

– Socrates

Facilitate the life-ready protocol below with all your key stakeholder groups to assist you in developing a shared understanding of the need for a holistic vision for student readiness.

Tips for approaching this exercise with different groups (teachers, faculty, students etc.) are at the bottom of the page.

Describe a student walking across the graduation stage ready to successfully transition and navigate the world beyond high school.

List the characteristics, skills, mindsets, and behaviors of this student.

Which of the above items you listed have helped you the most through transitions in your own life?

Why? Provide some specific examples?

Watch the provided video about the Four Keys to Readiness

Which category best fits the skill (step 2) that was most helpful to you?

  • Think: Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Know: Content knowledge
  • ACT: Ownership of learning and self management
  • GO: Navigating life transitions

Collectively share where your single most important attribute maps onto the FOUR Keys. 

Ask the key question: “Do we share a holistic vision for readiness, and do all of our stakeholders know it?”

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