BRIGHT SPOTS

Celebrating people and organizations who are improving cradle to career outcomes for children and youth.


Bright Spots are programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth. Some Bright Spots are achieving over 40% growth.

These Bright Spots inspire us because they demonstrate that all kids can learn, including less advantaged children and youth, and that we can raise the bar to higher expectations for student achievement. Why? Because it is already happening in our community, successfully. Many bright Spots also serve as proof point that we can close important disparity gaps and we can create equity for our students who face the most challenges.


Bright Spots 2020

Each year, Bright Futures hosts a recognition event honoring Bright Spots in our community where programs and schools are achieving results that outpace the State and the County.


Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Bright Spots

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Stories of Courageous Leaders

People changing systems and policies to benefit children and youth.

Stories of Courageous Leaders

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All 2020 Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Full List

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2020 Super Duper Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Full List by Category

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2020 Super Duper Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Full List by Level of Poverty

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Bright Spots 2019

Each year, Bright Futures hosts a recognition event honoring Bright Spots in our community where programs and schools are achieving results that outpace the State and the County.


All 2019 Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Full List

Click below to download the full list of 2019's recognized Bright Spots.

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2019 Super Duper Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Full List by Category

Click below to download the full list of 2019's recognized Bright Spots.

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2019 Super Duper Bright Spots

Programs and schools that are improving student outcomes by at least 10% with a 3+ year trend of growth.

Full List by Level of Poverty

Click below to download the full list of 2019's recognized Bright Spots.

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Bright Spots 2018

A Bright Spot consists of results in a cradle to career indicator of child or student success. If you would like to make a Bright Spot referral, click here.