With generous support from AT&T, America’s Promise will work with five grantees – two states and three communities over two years – to accelerate progress to a 90 percent graduation rate. Answering the call to act on the needs of youth in their communities, these non-profit and government partnerships with school districts represent some of the best thinking in the nation when it comes to improving graduation rates.
State grantees were selected from a large pool of applicants. Selected grantees demonstrated deep knowledge of student data and student need and matched this knowledge with a track record of responsive services. In addition, selected grantees set rigorous benchmarks for youth and programmatic outcomes based on an existing record of success. Over these two years, each grantee will expand or replicate its program to reach more youth.