Businesses throughout the United States are facing a crisis. Young people today—the workforce of tomorrow—are not prepared to contribute to or succeed in a knowledge-based economy. This crisis is one that threatens our nation’s ability to compete in a rapidly changing and more competitive global economy. And if left unresolved, it is a crisis that will undercut the standard of living and way of life for our children—and theirs. But it is also a problem with solutions, if we can harness the skills, resources and vision of all the stakeholders—parents, business leaders, educators, community leaders, policy makers, and young people themselves.