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WorkingNation uses storytelling to expose hard truths about the looming unemployment crisis and bring the country together to create new jobs for a changing economy.
Students with mentors are more likely to set higher educational goals, participate in sports and other extracurricular activities, hold leadership positions, volunteer in their communities and attend college.
Nearly all school districts have some chronically absent students, but half of the nation’s 6.5 million chronically absent students – those who miss three or more weeks of school – are concentrated in just 4 percent of its districts, according to a new analysis of federal data.
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
Students aren’t the only ones gearing up for back-to-school season. As millions of young people prepare to head back to the classroom, plenty of organizations are working hard to keep them there—and on the path to graduation.
Chances are, there’s one speech you haven’t heard this elections season: two-minute soapboxes given by young people. This fall, the nonprofit Mikva Challenge is launching The American Soapbox Initiative, a competition for young people to give a two-minute speech to the next president about an issue that affects their community.
At Parent University, a community collaborative in Savannah, Georgia, parents get the opportunity to be both teachers and students, helping one another navigate tough topics like how to prepare your children for standardizing testing or develop their reading skills.
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
Colorado made headlines recently for the millions of dollars it saved taxpayers by investing in school counselors. Between 2010 and 2015, Chalkbeat reported, the state-funded Colorado School Counselor Corps gave $16 million in grants to 59 high schools across the state, adding 220 licensed counselors and preventing almost 1,000 students from dropping out.
General Colin Powell, founding chair of America’s Promise Alliance, has long been a champion for the nation’s children. In a recent speech at a forum on higher education (later turned into an op-ed), Powell spoke passionately about the importance of immigration in America.
America’s Promise is excited to announce that MissHeard Media has joined its National Alliance. The online publication and community works to change the world one story, one skill, one teen girl at a time.
The Every Student Succeeds Act will provide new protections for homeless students this year and new accountability measures for schools, districts and states next year, when schools will be required to publicly report graduation rates for homeless students for the first time.
Do you know an outstanding volunteer in the America’s Promise Alliance network dedicated to improving the lives of young people? You can nominate them to be awarded a 7 day, all-expense paid Alaskan Cruise!
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
What does is mean to share power with young people? According to Search Institute’s research on developmental relationships, it might involve something as simple as showing mutual respect to a young person or as tangible as giving youth a voice in decision-making, collaborating with young people in solving problems, and giving them leadership opportunities.