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.
In Georgia, too many high school students will not graduate—often due to factors outside of their control, such as poverty or inadequate housing. 1.3 million Georgians over the age of 18 don’t have high school diplomas and are not adequately prepared for the workplace. Georgia continues to have unemployment even though many employers have jobs that they can’t fill. (Georgians without a high school diploma have an even higher unemployment rate of 7.7%.)
Bringing together public and private partnerships, mentors and positive workplaces, Great Promise Partnership is giving at-risk students a reason to stay in school and succeed. If students promise to stay in school and work hard, we promise to provide the support and tools needed to succeed, lead productive lives and participate fully in Georgia’s economic future.
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