Idaho Dropout Prevention Summit

Key APA Partners Engaged:

  • United Way



  • The Governor’s Office, Idaho Serves and the City of Nampa hosted over 350 participants at the Idaho state summit to discuss challenges, best practices, and to set a course for sustained work in dropout prevention activities. Presenters included First Lady Otter (Governor was scheduled to speak, but had medical emergency), Tom Luna, State Superintendent of Education, Brent Reinkey, Director of the Department of Corrections, Dan Long, small business owner of the year/Junior Achievement advocate and the state representative of Casey Family Programs. State media is running follow-up stories about the youth leaders featured at the summit. Next steps include plans for follow-up regional summits for at-risk populations including Native American students.


Summit Planning Team:

  • Office of Governor C.L. Butch Otter- Serve Idaho, Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism staff and AmeriCorps Programs
  • State Department of Education - State Superintendent Tom Luna and staff
  • Mayor Tom Dale- City of Nampa and staff
  • Nampa Mayor’s Teen Council
  • Mayor Garret Nancolas-City of Caldwell
  • State Senator Patty Ann Lodge
  • State Senator John McGee
  • Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and at-risk youth who are succeeding
  • Idaho Court of Appeal Judge Sergio GutierrezIdaho National Guard
  • Nampa Chamber of CommerceCaldwell Chamber of Commerce and youth from its At-Risk program Nampa School District, Vallivue School District Caldwell School District College of Western Idaho Original Gangster's Basic Academy for Development (OGBAD) staff and students 
  • Nampa Boys and Girls ClubSalvation Army United Way Healthy Nampa Healthy Youth Hispanic Business Association Northwest Sales Distribution Gem State Communications Metalcraft Inc. Rocky Mountain Wings Parents

Idaho's Dropout Prevention Action Plan