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Re-Imagining St. Louis College and Career Planning with Next Prep

Six years after finishing high school, the majority of St. Louis city graduates have no postsecondary degree (1) , are in significant debt (2) , and lack adequate professional skills training (3).


  1. Low Degree Completion: 87% of St. Louis city high school graduates have no postsecondary degree six years after graduation.

  2. Significant Debt: 57% of graduates with "some college" allocate 35-51% of their income to student loan debt, and they only earn $3,000 more per year than those with no college.

  3. Inadequate Professional Skills: St. Louis employers report work habits, critical thinking and problem solving, and communication and interpersonal skills as major shortcomings in over 60% of employees.


Next Prep re-imagines college and career planning for St. Louis high schoolers with a robust, interactive program of self-discovery, career exploration, and professional skill-building. Next Prep at Kairos Academies empowers students to confidently pursue the pathway after high school that will allow them to meet their education, income, and life goals.











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