In 2019, the Olin B. and Desta Schwab Foundation challenged the idea that there is one path to success for today’s students. Instead, the Foundation asked the question, how might we help students engage in experiences, develop skills, and realize opportunities that allow them to discover what they are good at and how they can get paid for it?
The Foundation assembled community partners and invested significant resources in a new effort to align career exploration and engagement opportunities for students throughout Northeast Indiana. Together, our process helps students KNOW who they are, CONNECT that knowledge to a career path, SELECT the starting point for that path, INVEST in the education or training required through scholarships and other financing, and GO forward in their pursuit of that credential or career. We are wholly focused on helping students take ownership of their own futures and engage in self-discovery of what they are good at and how they can get paid for it.