We the Undersigned believe that education is the portal for progress and opportunity in Central Louisiana. We believe that driving up the levels of educational achievement in the region is both necessary and doable. We believe that collaboration among educational institutions and our civic and business partners is the best way to pursue both our individual and collective goals.
Central Louisiana has an opportunity-rich educational environment. We are committed to bringing these opportunities to students of all ages both on our campuses and through distance learning. No person in Central Louisiana who wants to learn should be deprived of that opportunity.
We are dedicated to a broad spectrum of learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Each of these enables and enriches the others. All are necessary for Central Louisiana to achieve its full potential.
We hereby pledge our collaborative support to each other and to all willing partners to drive up the numbers of high school graduates (or equivalents), skill credential earners, and those earning two-year, baccalaureate, masters, professional and doctoral degrees in the Central Louisiana workforce.
Our central goal is to see Central Louisiana’s achievement levels in each of these categories equal to or above the Southern average by 2030. We encourage all comers to join us in this transformative endeavor.