Community Activation

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GradNation Community Summits

With generous support from AT&T, America’s Promise held 100 GradNation Community Summits between 2013-2017. The summits supported and fueled collaborative, community-based efforts to increase high school graduation rates and provide an array of holistic supports that young people need to succeed. More than 24, 500 people participated in the summits, including over 4,000 young people.

While this initiative has come to a close, the hard work in communities continues. We hope the momentum these events helped ignite continue to help communities create the conditions for all young people to succeed and thrive.

Held nationwide throughout 2016, GradNation Community Summits support and fuel collaborative, community-based efforts to increase high school graduation rates and provide an array of holistic supports that young people need to succeed.

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100

Summits

38

States

24,500+

Participants

Community Activation

News from the Summits

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As Youth Thrive’s director of operations, Sara Carter works with a variety of community partners to reach more youth in North Carolina’s Wake County by increasing communication, identifying gaps, and aligning resources for youth programs and services.
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Much of the day’s conversation stemmed from the idea that young people have all the intelligence, creativity, and drive they need to be successful—unfortunately, adults (and society at large) often limit this independence or otherwise fail to provide the support that young people need to develop their own potential.
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Sometimes progress is not a straight line to the top, but instead marked with twists and turns. That’s the case for Lorain County, whose on-time high school graduation rates slid from 81.4 percent in 2009 to 67.8 percent in 2013.
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The summit, which was convened by the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, continued in that spirit of thinking through responsibility, relationships, and action steps, as the Northfield community examines how to better align its various stakeholders and interests in the common goal of seeing improved outcomes for young people.

Resources for your community

Get GradNation Reports & Resources

We have curated a collection of resources, reports and data to ensure those working at the state level to end the dropout crisis can easily find up-to-date and relevant information to inform the great work they do.

SEE GRADNATION REPORTS & RESOURCES

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GradNation community summits presented by AT&T

Community summits are possible thanks to the generous support of AT&T.