Today, a postsecondary degree is equivalent to a high school diploma for previous generations — enabling economic mobility, career opportunity, and healthier life outcomes.
Failure to progress beyond high school too often means being cut off from resources and opportunities that support financial empowerment, improved health, civic participation, and stronger communities.
Education and health share a strong connection across generational and demographic profiles, where increased education levels create opportunities for better health and lead to improved lifestyle choices and behaviors, skills, and greater self-advocacy.
Higher levels of educational attainment are key to developing and promoting human capital by enabling greater opportunities for increased employment, job potential, and income level. Education is the best way to disrupt intergenerational poverty and is strongly correlated with economic mobility by serving as an engine for economic growth.
Education promotes social capital and civic engagement by bringing the benefits of an educated electorate to civil society and helping build and sustain a healthy, well-functioning democracy.
Supporting educational opportunity through Out of School Time (OST) programming is the best investment society can make to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and generate long-term societal benefits in income and employment, health, and civic engagement.
A donation to Mile High 360 is a smart investment too. Through our unique 14-year program, our solution holistically addresses the complex issues that first-generation postsecondary students must navigate in their journeys towards educational achievement and career opportunity.