Skill Building for Success

Skill Building for Success supports students in building the non-academic skills that are needed to be successful in college and careers.

We can help Stamford’s youth gain the 8 ESSENTIAL SKILLS they need for success in college & careers!

Learn more about these skills on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) website.

Why is this important?

As youth prepare to enter the workforce, it is important for them to strengthen their non-academic essential skills.

What can we do?

Across Stamford, we need to use a common vocabulary and framework to establish defined competencies as guidelines when educating and advising students on the essential skills needed for success in higher education and careers. We also need to create a pathway to acquiring these skills.

We developed an informational brochure to present this framework for community providers, schools, and employers that work with youth in Stamford.

We laid the foundation for the work necessary for our community partners to prepare students for a successful transition to higher education and careers by combining:

If you’re interested in learning more about Skill Building or want additional support, contact Akosua Agyei at

Action Plans

To effectively measure and identify effective practices while aligning resources, we have designed and developed a detailed Action Plan process. The process and the related template were created in close partnership with Stamford Public Schools and the Superintendent’s team. This process is consistently followed by all CANs. Each CAN is at a different stage of action plan completion, depending on the complexity of its objectives and the available data.

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