Don’t Call Them Dropouts

Opinion

Don’t Call Them Dropouts: Our Partners Are Changing the Conversation

Jonathan Zaff Executive Director

Six weeks have passed since America’s Promise Alliance releasedDon’t Call Them Dropouts. We are heartened to see so many friends, partners and allies joining us in this important conversation about how to support young people who have left school so that they can realize their potential as students, workers, and citizens.

Here are just a few partners who are joining the conversation:

We also have been thrilled to have received posts on our new GradNation blog from Magic Johnson and Thom Jackson of Edison Learning, David Shapiro of MENTOR, Pam Cantor of Turnaround for Children, Reba Dominski of Target, Patrick Riccards of Eduflack, Charlene Lake of AT&T, Jim Clark of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Cathy Tisdale of Campfire, and Mayor Alvin Brown of Jacksonville. If you’re looking for some beach reading for 4th of July weekend, read on!

Thank you to our Alliance partners and friends who have promoted this research and who are working with us to change the conversation about young people who leave school before graduating. Our goal is that the voices of these young people become part of the solutions developed in communities and by policymakers. With our partners, and with you, we can make this goal a reality.