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Alliance partner encourages students to take the National High School Graduation Pledge

Over 16 million incoming freshmen will be entering high school before the year 2020 – the goal year for the Grad Nation campaign. New Jersey Minority Educational Development, Inc., is asking each one of them to take the National High School Graduation Pledge. Through this pledge, students vow to graduate on time and make a personal commitment to live drug free, not become a teen parent, become computer literate and promise to enroll in higher education or vocational school at the completion of high school.

The pledge campaign was launched last in conjunction with several grassroots organizations. Through the campaign, local community groups work with their local high schools to distribute the pledges to the students and have them sign on with their parents. Once the pledges are returned to the school, the student and parent are provided with access to the campaign’s free community support services to help the student reach their goal.

This year’s campaign starts September 9, 2013 and ends on a National High School Graduation Signing Day, September 27, 2013. Visit http://usent.org/US_Student_Pledge.html or contact Albert Mitchell at (856) 541-3926 for more information.