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Caring adults are the core of Colorado Uplift’s work, which serves Denver’s at-risk and disconnected youth by connecting them with long-term and life-changing mentors. What makes these mentors special? They are employed as full-time staff members and available to help 24/7/365.
This story is part of the “90 for All” series, which examines the challenges facing traditionally underserved students, particularly low-income and homeless students, English language learners, studen
For the second year in a row, the United States remains off pace to reach a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2017 Building a Grad Nation  report.
Hilda Ramirez strongly believes that “the answers to the problems that communities face lies within the people who are affected by the challenges.” Ramirez is the assistant director of the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, a partnership of community leaders that provides outcome-based development programs in education, literacy, leadership, civic engagement, and health.

Opinion Insights from thought leaders

Ola Ojewumi

Ola Ojewumi

Founder of Project ASCEND
“When did you fall in love with hip hop?” I first heard this question in the seventh grade, when I was watching the film “Brown Sugar.” A few months ago, this question came back to me when I attended a gala hosted by America’s Promise in honor of its 20th anniversary. Among many other influential leaders, the rapper Common was honored for his Common Ground Foundation. While his foundation is no doubt having an impact on the lives of youth, I’ll never forget the impact his music has had on my life.
Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
Youth Board Member America’s Promise Alliance
On April 18, America’s Promise Alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary by convening the Recommit to Kids Summit. Youth Board Member Stephanie Watkins-Cruz shares her experience at the event and on the board in this moving letter to the adults who attended—and the adults who show up for young people every day.
Andrea Kane

Andrea Kane

VP, Policy & Strategic Partnerships The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
In the recently released Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Children and Youth in America, two statistics are cited side by side: “High school graduation is at an all-time high, and t

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BOSTON, 11 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Los jóvenes cuya lengua materna no es el Inglés (FLNE por sus siglas en inglés) representan el segmento de más rápido crecimiento de pobl

Youth whose First Language is Not English (FLNE) represent the fastest growing segment of the United States public school population. Despite evidence that FLNE students display high levels of optimism and motivation for academic advancement, they continue to graduate at lower rates than the national average.

WASHINGTON, 4 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Desde 2001, 2.8 millones más de estudiantes se graduaron de la escuela secundaria en lugar de abandonar sus estudios.

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