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Why Pathways Matter

May 17, 2018

When America’s Promise talks about pathways, we’re often talking about the experiences, programs, or initiatives that help prepare young people for life after high school—often while they’re still in it. Since pathways are a key part of our GradNation Action Platform, and because it’s a term we use quite a lot, we think it’s worth exploring a little more.
Say Yes to Education and America’s Promise Alliance Announce Leadership for Weiss Institute

September 08, 2017

The Weiss Institute, a new nationwide partnership that helps local communities expand their capacity to support students as they prepare for college and other postsecondary education, announced today that it has selected Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey to be its first president.
A Security Guard, a Flyer, and a Second Chance

July 10, 2017

Esperanzita Castillo, 20, dropped out of school when she was in the sixth grade. By September of 2015, she was out of school, out of work, and seemingly out of options. And then, a security guard at a local career service center handed her a flyer for a program that would change her life.
Sarasota Summit Offers More than One Path for Post-High School Success

November 03, 2016

“Eyebrows shot up and mouths dropped open as about 100 local high school students calculated how much more money they could make with a bachelor's degree than as high school dropouts,” the Herald Tribune recently wrote, reporting on the GradNation Community Summit held in Sarasota County.
California School District Uses Design Thinking to Raise Grad Rates

November 03, 2016

Like many school districts across America, California’s New Haven Unified School District is trying to narrow its achievement and graduation gaps. And it’s using design thinking to do it. “Young people are pushed out of a school system that doesn’t love and accept them,” Dr. Arlando Smith, co-superintendent of NHUS, said at the UC Exceed GradNation Community Summit on Sept. 24. “It just tolerates them.”
New LinkedIn for Good Program Offers Young People Free Career Coaching Sessions

June 29, 2016

If you’re an organization that prepares youth and young adults for the workforce, consider connecting the young people you know to LinkedIn for Good’s new Ambassador pilot program.

Type: News

TAG: Career Pathways

promises: Opportunities to Help Others

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

What Do Disadvantaged Youth Need More than Anything Else?

January 12, 2016

Urban Alliance is a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. that matches disadvantaged high school students with internships, mentors and a path to the workforce. This story is part of a series on the innovative ways that 2015 Youth Opportunity Fund grantees, supported by America’s Promise Alliance and the Citi Foundation, are placing low-income young adults on a path toward college and career success.
Don’t Quit on Me

September 06, 2015

This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school.