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The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises.
When it comes to preparing high school graduates for college, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education says that not all diplomas are created equal—and that one type of diploma in particular stands out above the rest: a college and career ready diploma.
Imagine you’re a mentor for a student who needs immediate help. What’s the best way to respond? Would you first meet the mentee’s immediate emotional needs, ensure their physical and psychological safety, or focus on problem-solving and resources?
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises.

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John Gomperts, America's Promise Alliance
President & CEO America's Promise Alliance
The tragic events that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend remind us of the need to stay focused on creating a better, safer world for all young people, and strengthen our resolve to work together toward that goal.
Skylar Whitman

Skylar Whitman

Communications Intern, America's Promise Alliance
Adults aren’t the only ones struggling with mental illnesses, and as the research below shows, young people may even have more to lose. But allowing students to use “sick days” (or excused absences) for their mental health could go a long way in creating a culture of health in the classroom that can help them stay on track to graduating.
Carla Miranda

Carla Miranda

I am afraid I am not ready for college. I just graduated high school, and a statistic I recently found worries me: 70 percent of Americans will study at a four-year college this year, but less than two-thirds will graduate.

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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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