PrepareRI 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 Attend a PrepareRI Summit The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) hosts PrepareRI Summits each semester to connect leaders from schools, government, and private industry to advance PrepareRI’s goal: making Rhode Island a national model in providing high-paying career pathways for young people. PrepareRI Summits are action-oriented: you will receive new tools, resources, and training to make it easy to implement PrepareRI’s work in your role. You will also meet a community of like-minded peers and experts from across the state who share the goal of building high-paying career pathways for all young people in Rhode Island. For more information visit PrepareRI Summits page. If you want to stay updated on PrepareRI, please join our mailing list.