Massachusetts Dropout Prevention Summit


A statewide Initiative to increase graduation rates and cultivate education and career options for youth

What: A series of summits focused on youth data related to dropout rates, post-secondary trends, and   labor market information.
Who: School leaders, youth-serving community providers, higher education officials, state agencies, and elected officials.
Why: We are working to ensure that all of our youth are succeeding in school, and in life. Together we can change the futures of teens and
communities across Massachusetts!

These summits were designed to bring together committed partners in business,
education, community organizations, and workforce development to create positive futures and upwardly mobile pathways to education and careers for youth so they are ready to succeed.

Summit Locations:

Merrimack Valley, Greater Lowell, North Shore
Date: March 19, 2009
Location: Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, Sackowich Campus Center

Metro South/West, Metro North, South Coastal
Date: March 23, 2009
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough

Central Massachusetts and North Central Massachusetts
Date: April 16, 2009
Location: Hoagland Pincus Conference Center, UMass Worcester campus in Shrewsbury
For more information, contact Anne Berrigan ([email protected]; 617-727-8158, ext. 2327)

Bristol, Greater New Bedford, Brockton, Cape and the Islands
Date: April 30, 2009
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: UMass at Dartmouth, ATMC Center
For more information, contact Susan Lange ([email protected]; 617-727-8158, ext. 1229)

Franklin/Hampshire, Berkshire County, Hampden County
Date: June 11, 2009
Location: Holyoke Community College

For more information, contact Talitha Abramsen ([email protected]; 413-584-3627, ext. 101)
Sponsored by the America’s Promise Alliance, Commonwealth Corporation, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Executive Office of Education, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development in partnership with local Workforce Investment Boards.

Massachusetts' Dropout Prevention Action Plan