WHY JOIN ALIGNED?

Kansas and Missouri face a challenge that threatens our future prosperity: We struggle to cultivate educational systems that help many of our own children thrive. Those who flourish leave their resident states because they don't perceive the prospects at home. This opportunity gap points to significant educational inequities and missed potential.

Strengthening Business

Aligned business leader members work to strengthen businesses and the economy through proven investments in children. 

We take a critical look at the knowledge, skills and abilities businesses need from their employees in the 21st century, such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking. We also educate policy-makers and the public about high-quality investments that help our nation’s children build a foundation for lasting economic security in the global marketplace.

Become a Member! Proven Investments for Business

We advocate for established programs that yield substantial returns for businesses, strengthen communities, and equip children for academia and the workforce. 

By ensuring children are armed with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities, we are nurturing a future workforce that propels economic growth and prosperity. Investing in children stimulates local consumption and job creation and fosters a robust economy for future generations. 

40% of 4th graders aren’t proficient in reading
Missouri is behind the national average in educational attainment
47% of Kansas Graduates leave the state