The Challenge

The world is rapidly changing, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Preparing our kids to be successful starts now. But how do we prepare them? We’re exploring the different ways that innovative, critical, problem-solving thinking can become foundations for success.


Why Sonoma County?

From our agricultural roots to powerful tourism industry to our bustling investments in biotechnology, Sonoma County is a thriving and vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family.

But as technology advances and automation progresses, our strongest employment opportunities today may be a thing of the past for today’s kindergartners. Compounding the challenge, the rising cost of living makes the challenge of both equipping our kids for long-term success and keeping them here after graduation even harder.

Why Now?

Time proves over and over: it never waits for us. We can’t stand by to see what the rest of the world does and then react. We have to harness the ingenuity of our leaders and teachers today, and forge a smart and strategic path for the future our education system.

That’s why creating the Portrait of a Graduate was so important — and why it’s so important that we nurture that vision every day for the future of our students and our community.