About Alabama GRIT

GRIT means firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger, indomitable spirit, and perseverance. GRIT is what everyone needs to be successful. School and REAL life depend on much more than learning quickly and easily. 

Alabama GRIT --- Graduate Ready. Impact Tomorrow., is a team of Alabama parents, educators, business leaders, military personnel, and other civic leaders who work together to ensure all of Alabama’s children have an opportunity to graduate from any of Alabama’s schools prepared for REAL LIFE– whether they are beginning college or a career. 

We work to:

  • Advocate for higher academic standards;
  • Foster honest community conversations about what we want Alabama students to achieve;
  • Promote policies and efforts that build on the gains our students are making;
  • And, serve as a window into what is really taking place inside Alabama’s classrooms. 

Who Supports Alabama’s Plan for College and Career Readiness 

A+ Education Partnership A+ College Ready
Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
Alabama Association of School Boards
Alabama Association of School Business Officials
Alabama Best Practices Center
Alabama Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)
Alabama ASCD
Alabama Civil Justice Foundation

Alabama's Young Professional's For Higher Learning
Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Alabama Literacy Alliance
Alabama National Board Certified Teachers Network
Alabama PTA
Alabama Mathematics, Science, Technology & Engineering (AMSTEC)
Alabama School Library Association

Alabama School Public Relations Association

Alabama State Council on the Arts
Alabama State Department of Education
Athens City Board of Education
Baldwin County Education Coalition
Birmingham Business Alliance

Birmingham Education Foundation

Black Belt Education Coalition
Business Council of Alabama

Butler County Board of Education
Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
Deep Roots of Alabama
Hartselle City Schools
Greater Birmingham Math Partnership
Huntsville Council of PTAs
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Jefferson County Education Foundation
Literacy Council of Central Alabama
Manufacture Alabama
Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Military Child Education Coalition
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Mobile Area Education Foundation
Montgomery Education Foundation
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
The Schools Foundation of Madison County
School Superintendents of Alabama

Students First Alabama
Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee
United Way of Madison County
VOICES for Alabama's Children