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.
Nearly 7.5 million students are chronically absent every school year – missing enough school to drastically increase their chances of dropping out or failing to graduate. Time to reverse this trend!
Tune in at 12noon ET for the live webcast today! ABC7/WJLA-TV anchor Leon Harris will host the event which also features remarks from America’s Promise and ING Foundation. Two special awards will be given to recognize communities for an outstanding local dropout prevention program and to honor the author of the youth testimonial that best captures the spirit of the competition.
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The announcement of the 2012 100 Best Communities for Young People is just over a month away! Stay tuned to americaspromise.org/100best for details about the event on September 12 at the Newseum in Washington, DC and watch the live webcast!
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.
We’re almost at the halfway point to raising money for our dropout prevention work! Please share your comments on how you plan to help local students stay on track to graduation! Visit www.causes.com/graduate to leave your comments and see what others across the country have pledged to do! We encourage you to share this with your networks.
The deadline to submit applications for the 2012 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING is May 17 at midnight! #100Best2012