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Every Hand Joined: The Power of Goals and Teams

Every Hand Joined has established five goals focused on the academic, social and emotional needs of our young people. In addition, we want to make sure that hunger is not a barrier to learning and so we support the Red Wing Hunger-Free Kids Initiative within Goal 3. Every goal will have at least one team of community leaders who define objectives and combine resources to support our kids' success.

Goal #1: Every child is prepared for school.

Kids who are not ready for kindergarten start off as much as two years behind their peers who’ve benefited from high-quality early learning opportunities. Many of these kids never catch up, they eventually drop out of school, and they...

Goal #2: Every child is supported inside and outside of school.

To succeed in school and life, kids and teens need healthy and nurturing relationships with friends, family, and caring adults in school and the larger community. There is a strong link between these positive relationships and getting good grades...

Goal #3: Every child succeeds academically.

It's no secret that children who do well in school get on a college or technical training track . . .

Goal #4: Every child enters some form of post-secondary education or training

In Red Wing, about 40 students each year don’t graduate from our high schools. This means they won’t qualify for 70% of jobs in Minnesota that will require a college or technical training degree by 2018. We must make...

Goal #5: Every child completes their post-secondary education or training and enters a career.

We will offer support to students after they graduate from Red Wing high schools so they complete their college or technical training program.