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“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”

Overall, rural areas have a lower percentage of residents with higher education. Northern California is no exception. From an economic development standpoint, the region needs to raise the skills of the workforce to compete for good companies and to retain our higher skilled.
Education is vital. Expect More Tehama strongly supports that all students graduate from high school with the plan to continue their education and/or technical skill development after high school.


A community collaboration to transform Tehama County by championing higher expectations for higher education and career readiness. Now more than ever, we need all students prepared. Expect More Tehama also realizes that college is not for everyone.
For some it might be a four year degree, but for others a two year degree, the military, a certificate program, apprenticeship or classes as they learn on the job. What if all students were rich in facts, information, support and mentors? Would more attend one of these options? And the need for higher skills is not limited to high school students; we must prepare our kids for school, increase academic rigor, thereby decreasing the need for remediation. We have gaps to fill, support to give; a lot of work to do.

Movement Goals

• All Students in Tehama County graduate from high school.
• All students in Tehama County read at profi ciently by 3rd Grade
• All Students have access to and are prepared for college, if they so choose.
• All Students have access to pathways sustainable for jobs and careers.
• All stakeholder groups take responsibility to promote the Expect More Message and expectation.
• Tehama County residents know where to find resources to increase their skills.