Why Mentoring Matters for Minorities

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It is extremely critical for at-risk youth to be able to see themselves in their mentors, which is why America needs higher numbers of mentors from diverse backgrounds. This will help prove to students in more disadvantaged populations that success is feasible. Yet MENTOR also found that 16 million youth will reach adulthood without mentors.

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New Report Highlights Kentucky's increasing graduation rate

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Kentucky is among the top states for graduation rates but also for narrowing the gap between low-income and non-low-income students. "For All Kids" looks at how they've done it for more than two decades.

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Join the #PromiseChat Twitter Chat on June 8

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American Graduate alongside America’s Promise Alliance, AT&T Aspire, Better Make Room, Pearson and Communities in Schools will host the #PromiseChat June 8 at 3 p.m. EDT

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Report: Achievement gap persists among minority, low-income and students with disabilities

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The 2016 Building a Grad Nation brief showcases the urgency to help get all kids toward a 90 percent graduation rate goal in order to get the U.S. to its overall goal.

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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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Every Day Counts: Facts on Attendance, Achievement

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September is Attendance Awareness Month, and being at school everyday is an important factor for students staying on the path to graduation. 

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Oregon promises a college education to successful high school students

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New legislation in Oregon awards high school students with a 2.5 GPA or higher a chance to earn a degree tuition free.

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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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USDA works to resolve Summer Hunger amongst children

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The summer food service program ensures children from low-income areas receive proper nutrition while school is not in session.

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NPR sheds light on rising graduation rates

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National Public Radio, with the help of several member stations across the country, dived into rising graduation rates across the country and what it truly means. 

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Presidential Education Awards program provides incentive for academic motivation

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The Presidential Education Awards Program rewards students for their growth in the classroom as well as achievement.

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Follow 4 college students on the roadtrip of a lifetime

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Roadtrip Nation will air a 1-hour special in April that examines the journeys of four first-generation college students who are looking for their pathway to success.

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Public media awakening America to dropout crisis

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American Graduate stations are making the public aware of why a high school diploma matters, and for the first time in decades, stagnant graduation rates have finally budged.

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