What We Do
Our mission: To ensure that young people in Mecklenburg County have access to an excellent public education that results in the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to lead productive, successful lives. We serve: All young people enrolled in Mecklenburg County public schools with a special focus on those who face obstacles that limit their access to opportunity. We provide: • Access to extended learning programs through "The Locator" - an online search tool that houses over 500 programs. https://www.mecked.org/the-locator/. • Advocacy on behalf of the extended learning sector. • Social capital and serve as social navigators. • Sustained support for student success, beginning with middle school students and continuing through the first two years beyond graduation from high school. • Career and college readiness experiences typically associated with well-resourced young people (job shadows, college visits, internships, community building activities) to underserved youth.
- MeckEd serves 145,000+ CMS students annually through advocacy, expanded learning opportunities & workforce development programming!
- Everything we do is driven by an unyielding commitment to transforming the lives of young people who face obstacles.
- MeckEd's goals are to provide Career Pathways programming to all Title I High Schools and Charlotte Next programming to all Title I Middle Schools.
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