GradNation Acceleration Grant

Posted by America's Promise Alliance on October 2, 2017

n 2010, America’s Promise, along with its campaign co-conveners, set the national goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020 and created the GradNation campaign to mobilize efforts towards that goal. Over the past several years, practitioners and youth-serving organizations have refined the practices, policies, and relationships needed to successfully support young people to high school completion. In addition, they have collectively deepened their knowledge of the barriers young people face in reaching that milestone.

With a national graduation rate of 83.2 percent in 2015, progress has been made and a continued urgent commitment is necessary to accelerate progress towards 90 percent. Progress for young people is happening at the state and community levels, in collaboration with schools. The GradNation Acceleration Grant is intended to support existing state- and community-level efforts that are poised to support even more young people.

With generous support from AT&T, America’s Promise will invest in two states and three communities to support more young people toward the critical milestone of high school graduation.

Application due date: November 8, 2017

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