Education serves as a firm foundation on which to expand access to opportunity for all members of our community. It provides a pathway to employment and economic opportunity, and allows individuals to explore their interests, potential, and purpose to create a higher quality of life. In addition to strong traditional primary, secondary, institutions of higher learning, and technical and vocational schools, the opportunity for continued education at all ages is critical in the development of quality communities and robust economies.
As a major business and tourist destination, South Florida is home to residents from all over the world who bring with them diverse skills, educational backgrounds, culture, and experiences that contribute to the regional economy. This diversity of culture and experience can be fully tapped when educational attainment and community engagement are priorities.