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EXPANDING ACCESS TO QUALITY EARLY LEARNING

HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE EXCEL IN ELEMENTARY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

PREPARING STUDENTS TO GRADUATE CAREER- AND COLLEGE-READY

getting our youth Ready for Work

Ready for Work: Champions for Career- and College-Ready Graduates in Prince George’s County helps young people of Prince George’s County, MD successfully graduate career- and college-ready – enabling youth to enter the workforce prepared to contribute to the economic development of Prince George’s County and the region.

In partnership with Prince George’s County Administration, Public Schools, nonprofits, business leaders and philanthropy, Ready for Work:

  • Serves 2,000 students a year at Oxon Hill, Suitland and High Point high schools.
  • Helps more students earn college credits and industry certifications while in high school
  • Increases on-time grade promotion.
  • Expands the number of students who secure meaningful internships and the number of businesses that participate in the County’s summer internship program.
  • Helps local youth-serving nonprofits strengthen their capacity to serve more young people in the community.

investing in a better future for youth

Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) is a philanthropic investment organization that builds strong nonprofits and strategic networks to improve the lives of youth throughout Greater Washington. Since its founding, VPP has raised and deployed more than $110 million to help vulnerable young people gain access to quality education, health care, career training and a better chance at a brighter future.