Grad Rate Reaches New High, But The Gaps Remain
The national graduation rate has reached 84.1 percent for 2016, but the country is off-track to reaching the GradNation campaign goal of 90 percent by 2020.
America s Promise Healthy Schools Fund
Are you working on making schools healthier in your community? Learn more about this new funding opportunity.
Save the Date: Promise Night 2018
Join us for an evening of dinner and entertainment as we celebrate carings adults and extraordinary individuals who have made a difference in the lives of America’s youth.
I Came Here to Learn
The Achievements and Experiences of Massachusetts Students Whose First Language is Not English
Just Released: 2017 Building a Grad Nation report
Progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates
Our Cause: A Letter to America
This letter is a call for renewed individual and national commitment to the success of every child in America – a responsibility all adults in America share.
Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Children and Youth in America
The American Dream is both real and at risk. This fundamental paradox – that today is a good time and a challenging time to be a young person in America – is at the heart of Our Work.
Barriers to Success
How does adversity affect the lives of young people?
Accelerating Progress to 90 Percent
Caring adults are the centerpieces of children’s development. They serve as guides, caretakers and advisers, who give positive and productive guidance throughout their development.
To develop intellectually and emotionally, young people need physical and psychological safety at home, at school and in the community. Without such “safe places” – environments that support and encourage inquiry, exploration, and play without fear of harm – children aren’t able to get support, form positive relationships and concentrate on school.
A Healthy Start
Healthy and well-nourished children are more able to develop their minds and bodies as they should, and they are far more capable of concentrating, learning and thriving throughout their school years.
Our increasingly knowledge-driven world demands people who have the education and skills to thrive in a competitive marketplace, and to understand the increasingly complex world in which they live. That means that in order to compete and succeed, all young people will need an effective education that prepares them for work and life.
Opportunities to Help Others
Through service to others, young Americans develop the character and competence they need to be helpful, hopeful and civically engaged all their lives, regardless of their own life circumstances.