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DiscoverU is made possible by the contributions of dozens of partners including schools, community-based organizations, businesses, libraries, colleges, cities and families.
Thank you to our many partners for supporting our students!
DiscoverU is partnering with Challenge Seattle to make the week bigger and better than ever. Challenge Seattle is a private sector initiative led by CEOs from 18 regional companies and organizations and former Governor Christine Gregoire. The group was formed to ensure that our region thrives as one of the most innovative, vibrant and globally competitive regions in the world. One of Challenge Seattle’s primary goals is to provide children in our region the opportunity through education to compete for the jobs of the future right here in Washington State.
To help accomplish this goal, Challenge Seattle will elevate career exploration by providing middle school and high school students up-close exposure to some of our region’s largest employers. During DiscoverU, Challenge Seattle companies will send CEOs and employees to schools for career presentations, host worksite tours and let young people growing up in our region know that they want to hire them.
Challenge Seattle Partnership Results/Goals
2016 – 2017 School Year Results
- 20 worksite tours
- ~500 students
- 5 visits
- ~180 students
- 7 classrooms
- ~200 students
2017- 2018 School Year Goals
- 66 Worksite tours
- ~2,000 students