What Is Great Promise Partnership?
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), along with key partners, launched a pilot program in January 2012 called Great Promise Partnership (GPP), Inc. As a 501(c)(3), GPP became affiliated with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Workforce Division (formerly the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development) on August 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2017, GPP became a completely independent non-profit.
GPP is a public-private partnership that empowers and equips at-risk students to complete high school while gaining real-world job skills and experience, creating a path to personal success and the workforce of the future. Engaging with GPP offers Georgia employers an opportunity to address the critical need of recruiting and developing the next generation of workforce talent. The program works with youth that are at risk of not graduating from high school, with the promise that if they will continue their education, we will support their efforts and help them prepare for further education, military service or the workforce after graduation.
Great Promise Partnership™ was designed cooperatively by the DCA and numerous public and private sector leaders, and is modeled on the successful 12 for Life™ program at Southwire Company in Carrollton, GA. GPP, Inc. developed two modules for the initiative – 12 for Life™ Workplace and GPP WorkPrep, which emphasize real-world work experience, mentoring and life skills.