January 08, 2010
America’s Promise Alliance officially launched the Dropout Prevention Campaign on April 1, 2008. The goals of the Dropout Prevention Summits are to raise awareness of the high school dropout crisis and to bring together partners from multiple sectors, including education, state and local government, and business, to address the issue. In total, the Alliance will sponsor 103 summits: one in each of the 50 states and 53 additional summits in local communities. The Alliance is getting off to a running start in 2010 with eight summits scheduled to take place in January.