Authored by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise Alliance, the Building a Grad Nation report examines both progress and challenges toward reaching the GradNation campaign goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. AT&T, lead sponsor, has supported the report series since its inception through AT&T Aspire, the company’s $400 million commitment since 2008 to graduate more students from high school ready for college and career.…
TAG: Grad Rate Data, Using Data, Special Populations, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Students with Disabilities, Homeless Youth, English Learners, Low-Income
promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults, A Healthy Start, Safe Places, Opportunities to Help Others
SOURCE: Civic Enterprises, America's Promise Alliance, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, Alliance for Excellent Education
campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign
Action Platform: High Quality Data
How can we take what’s been learned and accelerate progress for young people in America, especially for those young people who are most vulnerable? How can we create the conditions for success for more young people, more quickly? To answer these questions, America’s Promise reviewed research about what’s changed in the past 20 years in young people’s lives and in our understanding of youth development. We surveyed our network, spoke with young people, and interviewed more than 200 people representing nonprofits, corporations, foundations, research and policy entities, educational institutions…
TAG: Early Childhood, Special Populations, Black/African-American, English Learners, Recommit2Kids
promises: Caring Adults, Effective Education, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Opportunities to Help Others
channels: Family Engagement, Re-engaging Youth, Youth Involvement
SOURCE: America's Promise Alliance
What role do relationships play in fostering workforce development and career readiness among ‘risk-immersed’ youth?
This report provides new insights into the obstacles to wellness young people of color face in five cities and brings young people’s voices and views into the discussion about what affects their health and wellness.
Although most social science research on adolescence emphasizes risks and challenges, an emergent field of study focuses on adolescent thriving. This study extends this line of inquiry by examining the power of identifying and nurturing young people’s passions or interests (“sparks”), empowering them to make civic contributions (giving them “voice”), and providing the relationships and opportunities that reinforce and nourish thriving.
Those who study youth development look to both external factors that affect youth (environment) and internal factors within the youth (personal attributes) that contribute to their positive growth. Richard Lerner and his colleagues have also emphasized the importance of examining the interaction of person and environment to understand more completely how youth develop.
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.
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Great progress has been made over the last decade to reach an 80 percent graduation rate, but for the one in five students still not graduating on time, more hard work is required to achieve the GradNation goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020. For that reason, America’s Promise Alliance presents this paper that illustrates how national service is making a positive impact on young people and closing the graduation gap – from early literacy through high school graduation and beyond. Emerging evidence, described in this white paper, tells us that national service works.
Published by YSA and Sodexo Foundation, this new resource highlights best-practice strategies of K-12 classroom teachers who are using a Semester of Service™ framework to engage their students in addressing childhood hunger.