Research shows that positive mindsets and effective strategies for learning are two keys to helping students unlock their full potential. Our goal is to ensure that teachers and schools have proven resources they can use to help students develop the learning mindsets and strategies they need to succeed in school and in life.Read More
High-quality youth programs can make a positive difference in student achievement, social skills and risk reduction. We are taking a systemic approach to create incentives and structures that will help youth organizations dramatically improve the quality of out-of-school programs across Washington state.Read More
Every year, more than 5,000 youth and young adults experience homelessness in King County. The Raikes Foundation is joining forces with leaders and organizations from across the region to surround these young people with what they need to thrive, from stable housing to employment support.Read More
When Dawn Clemens became principal of Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C., she held a funeral. Into a mock coffin, she dumped a batch of excuses—slips of paper conveying the many reasons people gave for why students weren’t learning. The ritual was her way of saying that, even though the percentage of students living in poverty exceeded those who graduated high school in the area, she would accept no rationalizations for the school’s failure to reach its academic goals.