The numbers are impressive for KidWorks’ class of 2024 high school graduates:

  • 100% are graduating on time and all 17 are pursuing higher education. That’s a greater percentage than statewide or national averages.
  • 52% will attend a four-year college/university.
  • 48% are pursuing
    Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM)-related careers.

But numbers don’t tell the whole story, of course. The pursuit of academic excellence and meaningful careers is a seed we plant from the first day a student walks through our doors and continues for as long as they are with us.

Each of the high school grads participated in our College & Career Programs which prepares first-generation college students for higher education. Over the past year, students participated in 87 hours of college and career counseling.

Our students also attend monthly career seminars that focus on a different industry or profession each month. Many say they have chosen career paths they were not aware of beforehand.

Each high school senior is also paired with a volunteer mentor who provide guidance, encouragement and insight into the work world.We’d like to introduce you to our class of 2024 high school graduates. Please join us as we cheer them on as they continue with their education and plan for a bright future.

Estrella Moreno shared, “I’ve had so many staff and mentors support me during my time at KidWorks. I’m excited to see what the future holds and to make everyone proud!”


By Glenn Leibowitz, volunteer writer