Grad Nation is a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to end America’s dropout crisis. Grad Nation goals include achieving a 90 percent graduation rate nationwide by 2020, with no high school graduating less than 80 percent of its students, and regaining America’s standing as first in the world in college completion.
Building A Grad Nation Summit
Held annually, the Building a Grad Nation Summit is the premier event of Grad Nation, our campaign to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce.
Grad Nation Community Summits
The Grad Nation Community Summits will hasten the United States’ progress towards achieving the Grad Nation goal of a 90 percent national high school graduation rate by 2020. In 100 communities across the country, leaders from businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, local government, public schools, higher education, foundations and faith-based organizations will join with parents and young people to develop a blueprint to accelerate progress.
Grad Nation Communities Network
Grad Nation Communities are at the front line of efforts to help young people succeed in school, work and life. They are part of an initiative launched in September 2011 to recognize communities across the nation for their efforts in support of our Grad Nation campaign. We encourage all communities to join us. Grad Nation Communities not only participate in the campaign but also benefit from it.
Youth are an integral part of the America’s Promise Alliance. They provide fresh perspectives, energy and enthusiasm, and close connections with peers and young children. Across the country, young people are working hard to fulfill the Five Promises in many ways: volunteering and organizing projects; speaking up for what kids need; getting their friends involved. America's Promise values not only the actions of young people, but also their leadership.
ReadyNation is an influential network of executives, economists and civic leaders that work together to amplify the voice of business in support of smart early childhood policy and programs at the state and federal levels. Since 2006, it has supported business coalitions in over half the states.
Our Knowledge Management work focuses on developing and managing the technological and process systems that improve America's Promise’s ability to deliver resources and services effectively. It also includes research and evaluation activities, such as conducting research and data analysis on youth development and community collaboration, along with facilitating evaluations of our programs and initiatives.