Practical support clears a path for kids to think big about their future

Laura Lyman, a 10th grader at Cascade High School in Leavenworth, plans to be the first in her family to attend college. She knows how to organize. She is motivated. She recognizes college education will have positive impacts on her future. The data says she’s right. Our research projects more than 740,000 job openings in our state in coming years, and most will be filled by workers who have a credential after high school.

In our latest article with the Seattle Times and accompanying video, hear from Laura, her peers, and her teacher — 2020 regional Teacher of the Year Malia Renner-Singer — about how AVID helps students develop confidence and skills to complete requirements for college, advocate for themselves, and use their own voice.