The 55 by ’25 Campaign is coordinated by Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawaii State Department of Education and the University of Hawaii System. Hawaii P-20 works to strengthen the education pipeline from early childhood through higher education so that all students achieve career and college success.
In 2008, the “55 by ‘25” goal was set by the Hawaii P-20 Council, an advisory council representing leaders from education, business, labor, government and the community who share a common vision and mission of improving educational outcomes for Hawaii. The council provides support, information, and guidance to the Hawaii P-20 leadership and staff, and advocates for statewide educational planning and policy.
In addition to the entities that form Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, other supporting organizations include the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the Hawaii Business Roundtable, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Major corporate sponsors that supported the launch of the campaign included: Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Telcom, HMSA, First Insurance of Hawai‘i and Queen’s Health Systems.