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We recognize the transformational impact incremental changes can make on a student’s life. Partnering with entire schools, we work to increase high school graduation and  postsecondary readiness rates while engaging community partnerships to uplift students, families, and whole neighborhoods.

515.271.1976

mailing: 2507 UNIVERSITY AVE

DES MOINES, IA 50311

physical: 3206 UNIVERSITY AVE #212

DES MOINES, IA 50311

info@bydegreesfoundation.org

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KING GRADUATES

COHORT STRATEGY

In 2006, every first grader at King Elementary in Des Moines became a "dreamer" with our third and final cohort strategy. With this strategy, also known as the legacy model, we supported a small group of students throughout their entire academic careers, providing resources and programming to meet their needs in preparation for the future. As K-12 students, all King Dreamers had a dedicated mentor who invested time and compassion into supporting their success.

Our King Dreamers are now our King Graduates, having graduated from high school in the spring of 2018. They are currently pursuing postsecondary education and careers in a variety of fields.