We focus on ending the high school dropout crisis and ensuring that students graduate ready 
for college and the 21st century workforce. Our Grad Nation campaign, launched in 2010, is 
the centerpiece of these efforts.

The situation is urgent: Every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school. We cannot afford 
to lose one out of four students to the dropout crisis – more than 1 million every year. For 
African-American and Hispanic students, the likelihood of graduating is closer to only one in two. 
Of those students who do graduate, many lack the basic skills they need to succeed. It is also 
critical to start early, as early grade reading scores are a proven predictor of who will drop out. 

The high school dropout crisis demonstrates a critical shortage of the Five Promises in the lives of millions of children.

Current Opportunities for America's Promise Alliance

Summit Scholarship Application for Young Leaders

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 01, 2019
Description: Calling all youth leaders! Are you ready to share your voice in Washington, DC?

Are you a GradNation champion? Are you interested in helping your peers graduate and meeting people who are trying to do the same? Do you have a personal story that would inspire our participants? Do you want to energize people about great ideas from around the country?

Join our Building a GradNation Summit (April 27-29) and represent the power of youth! Young leaders have played many meaningful roles at our convenings and we are excited to offer attendance scholarships (including transportation and hotel) to those ages 13 to 25. This year, we are recruiting youth participants that are interested in speaking, reporting, and guiding others at our Summit.

Contact Information

America's Promise Alliance
1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005