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Building career pathways for all Rhode Island Youth 

What is PrepareRI?

PrepareRI is a statewide initiative to prepare all Rhode Island youth with the skills they need for jobs that pay. PrepareRI is one of the most ambitious plans in the nation to improve youth career readiness. It represents a strategic partnership between the Rhode Island government, private industry leaders, the public education system, universities, and non-profits across the state. PrepareRI launched in 2016, after Rhode Island was awarded a New Skills for Youth grant from JPMorgan Chase and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

To learn more about PrepareRI, please visit the PrepareRI website: http://www.prepare-ri.org 

Attend the fall PrepareRI Summit

RIDE will host regular PrepareRI Summits this year to connect leaders and practitioners from schools, government, and private industry. The Summit’s objective is to make it easy for all stakeholders to advance PrepareRI’s goal: making Rhode Island a national model in providing high-demand career pathways for young people. 

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