Why Students Need More than One Pathway to Success

What are the steps adults can take to help students be successful after high school graduation? That was just one of the questions the “Pathways and Progress – Life After High School” #PromiseChat asked on June 22. 

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. 

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Featured guests included Citi Foundation President Brandee McHale (@BrandeeMcHale); Pearson’s Managing Director of Career Development and Employability Solutions Leah Jewell (@LeahJewell1); Pearson’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs Stacy Skelly (@StacySkel), GE Foundation Executive Director Kelli Wells (@KelliLWells), Education Commission of the States Director of High School and STEM Jennifer Zinth (@JZinth), and Opportunity Nation.

More than 200 participants joined the #PromiseChat conversation, which generated more than 1,000 tweets and more than 17 million impressions.

Take a look at some the questions and answers covered in the chat below:

Q2: “Why is it important for young people to have multiple pathways after high school? #PromiseChat #GradNation”

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Q4: “What can schools do to prepare youth to succeed in college, careers, and life? #PromiseChat #GradNation”

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Q7: How can we guide students to pathways that match their interests as well as their community's needs? #PromiseChat #GradNation

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For more tweets, visit the #PromiseChat storify.