America’s Promise Alliance and the Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy have announced the findings of the final evaluation of the America’s Promise Dropout Prevention Summits.
America’s Promise honored the winners of the 2012 Journalism Awards last night! In partnership with the Journalism Center on Children & Families, America’s Promise created the awards to honor the efforts of journalists raising awareness of the needs of young people. Find out who won!
Did you (or your kids) head back to school this week? Post pictures on our Facebook wall of the first day of school!
Research indicates one of the greatest impediments to learning is stress. Because most students lack the skills needed to handle daily pressures such as bullying, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, or violence, they are unable to focus or concentrate, may have low self-esteem, anxiety, or even depression.
After surveying her peers and establishing a Facebook group, Akron student Kaliah Nash held a conference of her fellow students, business people, community members, and college students from the educational field to discuss the creation of an ongoing program to raise graduation rates. Nash started her project with funds from a joint AT&T and America’s Promise program called My Idea Grants.
America’s Promise Alliance will host a series of Business-Education Collaborative Summits, bringing together local and national business, education, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to learn about the latest data on the economic impact of the high school dropout crisis and how they can work together more effectively to improve schools and communities.
The first summit will be held in Charlotte, NC on June 11-12 with three others in Boston, MA on September 13-14; Denver, CO on December 3-4 and Los Angeles, CA in January 2013. They are sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, State Farm® and Target.
|—||Ekoo Beck, America’s Promise Alliance Youth Board Member|
The deadline to submit applications for the 2012 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING is May 17 at midnight! #100Best2012