This Dropout Prevention Summit is part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional resources contributed by the America's Promise Alliance and the Forum for Youth Investment's Ready by 21 south East Challenge enable United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and Jazz 91.9 WCLK, to host this event.
Georgia faces a growing high school dropout crisis that is part of a national problem. Dropout warning signals can occur as early as sixth grade. Across the nation, states and school districts are stepping outside of business as usual to create solutions that others can use! We know that programs and stakeholders can join together to maximize efforts in dropout prevention - if they all know what is being done, what works and what gaps exist. By attending this Summit, you can be a part of the solution in our community:
- Hear the latest statistics about the dropout crisis in Georgia and Atlanta
- Discuss statewide and local dropout prevention strategies and network with other organizations active in this effort
- Learn how effective models work in other states to help insure that young people are successful in school, work and life