Tampa Bay, FL Community Summit


Tampa Bay, FL

Event Name

GradNation Tampa Bay 2015 - Student Solutions - Student Success 

Event Description

Students from four Hillsborough County high schools are convening the community to discuss the important goal of raising high school graduation rates. These students have spent the last year surveying their peers on existing barriers and supports to high school graduation from a student perspective and designing programs help more students earn a high school diploma. The students will present their research and the status of their program implementation, as well as, ways community members can get involved to support their efforts.  Additionally, leaders from our community and beyond will put the work of students into the context of other efforts and the local, state and national level.

Event Date and Time

March 4, 2015, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Event Location

Hilton Tampa Downtown

211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Convening Organization 

Alliance for Public Schools >> Learn more. 
United Way Suncoast >> Learn more.  

Notable Speakers

  • Patrice Dawkins-Jackson, 2014 Classroom Fellow, US Department of Education

Event Coverage

For Students, By Students: First Student-Led Summit Kicks Off in Tampa - Community Summit Recap

Tampa Students Take the Lead in First-Ever Youth-Led GradNation Community Summit - GradNation Blog

A Day We Will All Remember - GradNation Blog

In the quest for higher graduation rates, Hillsborough educators seek student ideas - Tampa Bay Times

The Power of Youth Voice - The Huffington Post



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