AT&T and America’s Promise Aim to Tackle Dropout Rates
Posted Mar 29, 2012 by Phil Patriarca
There is a crisis in our educational system right now: One in four teenagers in the United States will not graduate from high school. That’s 1.3 million students who fall short of reaching one of life’s greatest milestones.
The number comes from a recent report compiled by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and included research from the non profit America’s Promise — an organization that is focused on reducing the overall dropout rate for students in America. With your help, America’s Promise aims to decrease the dropout rate to one in 10 by 2020, and the goal is no easy feat. Here’s how you can make a difference.
With the support of AT&T’s Aspire Project, you can help raise money for the “Grad Nation Campaign,” a community of organizations and individuals working to help students graduate, by doing these three simple things:
- Log in to www.causes.com/graduate.
- Leave a comment of encouragement and support, and AT&T will donate $2 to America’s Promise.
- Invite your friends to comment! For every friend that you invite to the page, AT&T will donate an additional $1 (up to $25) to help reduce dropout rates.
Comment. Raise money. Help our youth reach a milestone. Please join us in our efforts!