To foster partnership between education and industry to equip students with college and career readiness that meets the region’s highly skilled workforce demands.
RGV LEAD. In the Business of Education.
The Rio Grande Valley (The Valley) – sits along the northern bank of the Rio Grande River (the dividing waterway between the U.S. and Mexico border) and stretches across 4,244 square miles and four counties – Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy. As of January 1, 2012, the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) – Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties – is home to more than 1.36 million people along the Texas-Mexico border.
RGV LEAD is focused on helping the Valley develop its most valuable asset: the intellectual capital of its people, especially the students moving through The Valley’s public schools. All RGV LEAD initiatives encourage students to participate in college-and-career-focused programs of study supporting students’ success. Selecting a specific career field with an established course of study and/or link to the job market puts high school students on a proven path to success.