Why do we exist?
So all young people reach their fullest potential - in education, work, and life.
What do we do?
We advance equitable youth opportunities and outcomes through quality capacity building and policy action across systems and sectors.
How do we do it?
We help leaders solve real problems. We leverage resources for the greater good.
What is Ready by 21?
Ready by 21 is the short-hand phrase we use to describe our mission, theory of change, and our key ideas.
Our mission: To change the odds that all young people are Ready by 21 – ready for college, work, and life.
Our theory of change: It can take years to improve child and youth outcomes on a large scale, but leaders can quickly make demonstrable changes in their capacity that, in turn, can change the landscape of community supports. We work with leaders committed to creating the shared accountability needed to chart and stay the course to improve the odds for children and youth.