55 by ’25 is an education campaign coordinated by Hawai‘i P-20, that raises awareness, creates urgency, and invites community-wide participation to achieve Hawai‘i’s education goal:
55 percent of working age adults (25–64 years old) having a two-or four-year degree by the year 2025.
To achieve this important goal, support is needed for students and teachers across the education spectrum—from early childhood through college completion. The 55 by ’25 campaign urges businesses, community, parents and students to make education a high priority and to join the thousands of people in Hawai‘i who are already working hard to achieve the 55 by ‘25 goal.
Hawai‘i’s educational leaders have set a goal of having 55% of working-age adults hold a two- or four-year degree by the year 2025 — or, as a state, we won’t be positioned for competitiveness for the 21st century. Everyone must join together to increase student achievement in Hawai‘i and achieve this goal, guiding our keiki from their earliest years until they earn a college degree. Currently, our state is at 46.3%.
In 2008, the “55 by ’25” goal was set by the Hawai‘i P-20 Council, the advisory council for Hawai‘i P-20. The Hawai‘i P-20 Council is a group of leaders from education, business, labor, government and the community who share a common vision and mission of improving educational outcomes for Hawai‘i. The council provides support, information, and guidance to the Hawai‘i P-20 leadership and staff, and advocates for statewide educational planning and policy.
In addition to the entities that formed Hawai‘i P-20, other supporting organizations include the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the Hawai‘i Business Roundtable, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i, and the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
For more information go to: www.55by25.org.