How are the children and youth in your community doing? What’s their high school graduation rate? How about the number of adolescent pregnancies, rate of childhood obesity and the level of juvenile crime? Are they ready by the age of 21 to go to college, get a job, be a parent?
Community events and summits are generally intended to build a sense of urgency around the crisis facing America's young people, secure a commitment to action from leaders in all sectors and most importantly, to result in follow-up action plans to strengthen current efforts and initiate new strategic activity to help more young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life.
Grad Nation contains research-based guidance for addressing the dropout crisis, along with ready-to-print tools and links to additional online resources.
One size does not fit all, so you will not find step-by-step instructions for a standardized program. Instead, Grad Nation provides information and tools for developing and implementing a customized program that’s right for your community.