Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning


“Every young person in Louisiana ought to be able to leverage their hard work and education to get on track for a good job and career. This fellowship helps equip Louisiana students for successful careers by building bridges between local educators and employers and between education and work."

— Jon Schnur, America Achieves Executive Chairman

In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship provided an opportunity for the state’s most forward-thinking educators to learn about the rapidly changing economy and implications for students, and to pair this learning with their educational expertise to create a new career readiness course for Louisiana public schools.

As part of the 2017-18 Fellowship, teachers, counselors, principals and district leaders from across Louisiana connected with state leaders and industry experts to learn about the changing set of skills, knowledge and preparation students need to be successful in the jobs of the future. Fellows drafted a new course, Quest for Success, to help all students to:

  • develop essential 21st century workforce skills - the ability to communicate, collaborate, and lead;

  • explore new and exciting careers and industry sectors; and

  • learn about themselves and their interests to successfully navigate high school, postsecondary education, and career pathways.

Quest for Success, which is currently being piloted in over 50 Louisiana classrooms, helps all students statewide to better understand their career opportunities and prepare themselves for future college and career success.