New Orleans Dropout Prevention Summit
Convened by the New Orleans Kids Partnership (NOKP), the summit focused on career readiness, an identified high-priority community issue. Over 130 professionals and 320 youth attended. As a result of the summit, a much stronger partnership was developed between area high schools and the NOKP. Ten local high schools were represented at the summit and have been in regular communication with NOKP since December 2009. Next steps are to explore hosting mini-career awareness fairs and internship fairs at the ten area high schools.