Downtown’s Fountain Square will come alive at noon on Monday, May 9, 2016, as more than 150 students from several Cincinnati Public Schools gather to celebrate My Tomorrow Day – marking the early success of the district’s My Tomorrow initiative.
The celebration kicks off with a special musical performance by the students. Following the performance and brief remarks from Superintendent Mary Ronan, students will share information about how the My Tomorrow initiative has impacted their lives.
Attendees will be able to tour the district’s Tech Truck, a mobile professional development lab designed to help teachers infuse technology into the curriculum.
Now in its second year, My Tomorrow envisions that 100 percent of 7th-graders will graduate within six years with a clear path toward college and thriving careers. Early success has been substantial, with 92 percent of the Class of 2016 realizing the vision:
- 79% are graduating on track for college
- 11% are graduating with professional jobs
- 2% have decided to join the armed forces
My Tomorrow creates the conditions for students to graduate prepared with a purpose and a plan – incorporating extensive technology, higher-level coursework and personal connections every step of the way. Through its partnership with business leaders, the initiative reinforces the value of real-world experiences to prepare students to thrive in the workforce. In doing so, My Tomorrow is strengthening the link between successful schools and a successful community.