May 30, 2018
“They might go to math class and wonder, ‘Why am I learning algebra?’ But if the career you want to pursue in, say, construction, will have you using those skills every day, you think about it differently. We get them to understand how the work they’re doing in school is related to what’s coming next.”
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.
April 05, 2018
A new report from the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable projects that high school non-completion and disconnected youth will cost the state upwards of $100 billion. Here’s how three Arizona communities are keeping young people on track towards completion, connection, and prosperity.
March 07, 2018
"Parents are their children’s first teacher,” NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels says. “An army of empowered parents are also the fuel needed to put pressure on systems to remove barriers to their families’ overall success and their children’s academic and life success."
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.
Type: Press Release
September 06, 2017
The world of education and work continues to shift, and so do student perceptions about these areas. That’s why the Research Consortium on Career Pathways & 21st Century Skills is collaborating on a survey research project focused on high school students’ perceptions of Career Paths and 21st Century Skills.
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.
June 28, 2017
America’s Promise Alliance hosted the Twitter chat, an ongoing series focused on the Five Promises, the fundamental resources all children need to succeed—caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to serve.
Youth Voice: When It Comes to Keeping Students in School, Colleges Could Learn a Lot from Job Training Programs
June 06, 2017
The first time I stepped foot on campus, I didn’t imagine my time there would be short-lived. Over the excited whispers of freshmen during orientation, I heard the dean say, “Look to your left. Look to your right. You will not see these same faces next year.” I mostly ignored him, because I knew it wouldn’t be me.
March 30, 2017
While many young people in America continue to be bombarded by severe adversity, few receive the supports and resources they need to cope and succeed.