First Lady Michelle Obama launches #62MillionGirls campaign

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As a part of her continued efforts to help girls learn, the First Lady recently announced the 62 million girls campaign.

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

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October is Bullying Prevention Month, and a number of organizations have come out with resources and information around how to stop the crisis.

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Active, Caring Adult Leaders speak on importance of reaching youth

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Education advocates and other national leaders have spoken out recently about the importance of caring, consistent adults being involved in helping youth reach their goals and dreams.

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'Don't Quit on Me' highlights importance of adult relationships with youth

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The new America's Promise Alliance report explores the importance of adult relationships -- as tutors, mentors, teachers, coaches, etc. -- can have on impacting whether a student graduates.

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Usher, LeBron James make moves to help youth

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The two mega celebrities have worked under their own respective organizations to help youth stay on the right path to graduation.

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew creates education discussion on student-teacher relationships

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One teacher's assignment around #IWishMyTeacherKnew showcases on social media how important getting to know your students can be.

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Community partnerships can help homeless youth

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Next month, PBS, Independent Lens and American Graduate premiere "The Homestretch," which looks at 3 homeless youth fighting to make their dreams come true and finish their education. Ahead of the film, we look at how communities can help. 

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Viral 'Humans of New York' post sparks inspiration for world, education

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A simple post that started on Humans of New York quickly gained worldwide attention, lead to a White House visit with the president and a fundraiser that generated more than $1 million for a New York City school.

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Hundreds gather for National Mentoring Summit 2015

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Almost 1,000 leaders, advocates, researchers and mentors will gather at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington D.C. to explore furthering the power of mentoring to youth across the country.

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4 Ways to Become a Mentor

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As a part of National Mentoring Month, American Graduate is supporting the effort by providing resources of where you can find places to mentor in your community.

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January is 'National Mentoring Month'

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President Barack Obama has declared January National Mentoring Month across the country.

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Veterans continue service, helping youth

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When several military men and women retire from service, they're making the decision to continue to give back by helping youth in their communities. Here are a few stories of veterans improving youth outcomes across the country.

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Pittsburgh foundation invests $500K for engaging parents in education

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A Pittsburgh-based foundation is taking aim at giving parents a greater voice in the education of their children.

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Dropout recruiter gets students off streets, back in school

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St. Louis Public Schools Dropout Recruiter Charlie Bean is helping get kids off of the street and back in the classroom to graduate high school.

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