Walton Family Foundation and Gallup Gen Z Panel
Students are telling us what they need to succeed. It’s time for us to listen.
The Walton Family Foundation and Gallup Gen Z Panel amplifies the voices of Gen Z. It gives policymakers, researchers and educators key information they need to drive change.
The data is clear: Gen Z is optimistic about their future. But Gen Z students do not feel like their education is giving them the tools they need to thrive. They report dealing with mental health challenges at higher rates than other generations. They feel increasingly dissatisfied with the options presented to them after high school. And they are frustrated with the lack of options to study topics they find interesting.
These problems cannot be solved by sticking to the status quo. Together, we need to be bold. It’s on us to shape an education system that will respond to Gen Z’s concerns and truly set them up for success.
Today’s insights will help us shape tomorrow’s solutions. Through our partnership with Gallup, we continue to learn more about Gen Z and what they need to be successful in and beyond the classroom. Building off our learnings from the Gen Z Panel, Gallup and WFF released the Voices of Gen Z: Perspectives on STEM Education and Careers, which explores how early exposure to STEM in the classroom can drive engagement in STEM careers.