WHAT WE ARE
WHO WE ARE.
A group of statewide business and community leaders, education advocates, educators and parents working together to put pressure on lawmakers to address the state’s chronic failure to adequately fund its schools.
HOW WE GOT HERE.
The Empower Nevada’s Future campaign was born out of immense frustration with the state of Nevada’ schools and the slow erosion of resources for students and teachers throughout the years. Business leaders struggling to recruit industries due to a lack of a trained workforce and parents, community and education groups discouraged by a lack of student resources teamed up with the belief that an investment in students is an investment in the future of Nevada. This led to the creation of the Empower Nevada’s Future campaign.
After trying to understand K-12 funding, the groups realized that despite claims of “increased funding” for schools there was an alarming trend - as new revenue was dedicated to schools, other sources of K-12 funding were reduced. The zero sum game often meant that despite big claims by lawmakers, the actual per-pupil funding for schools remained flat.
"A commitment to education is a commitment to our long-term economic success. Without the skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution jobs, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) or other career-ready skills like the trades, our kids likely will be left behind." -Mike K.