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Making 21st century learning a reality for all students

Many school systems have engaged their communities to develop and implement a Portrait of a Graduate—a collective vision articulating the community's aspirations for its students. Locally developed, but globally positioned, the Portrait of a Graduate serves as a North Star for system transformation.

Battelle for Kids and EdLeader21 have joined forces to make 21st century learning a reality for all students. Together, we intend to unite education leaders, in partnership with communities, foundations, and other education-focused organizations, around a shared goal.


Submit Your Portrait of a Graduate

Upload your district's Portrait. And then, keep the momentum going toward making 21st century learning a reality for all students: 

  1. Share the process with colleagues by inviting them to participate at
  2. Celebrate your district's leadership by using #PortraitofaGraduate on social media. 
  3. Become a member of EdLeader21. Contact us to learn how!


We’re excited to see Portraits across the United States!


Total number of Portraits submitted to the 21by2021 Movement since February 2018