2015 Aspen Ideas Festival
The Power of Youth Panel
June 30, 2015:
Young adults throughout the US are volunteering — at all ages — and at such a level that as a group, they are now known for their generosity of spirit and dedication to social progress. How can we help build an infrastructure to continue to grow that momentum? What can we do to engage more youth in an active commitment to giving back to their country? How can we keep them engaged once they have demonstrated an interest in serving their communities? Activist leaders of the global movement, We Day
, and the national service initiative, The Franklin Project
, share their plans.
Stephen Patrick, Moderator
Thomas J. Wilson
A Report by Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University
2015 Building a Grad Nation Report
May 12, 2015:
Released annually, the 2015 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation
shows detailed progress toward the GradNation Campaign's goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. This year, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet this goal.
This report is released in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and Alliance for Excellent Education, with AT&T and Target as the lead and supporting sponsor.
Report Launch at the 2015 Act & Align Convening of Leaders:
, "Education as a Data Driven Enterprise"
The Fresno Bee
, "Graduating Toward an America Rich in Opportunity"
, "Moneyball for Dropout Prevention"
, "Where Dropping Out is Going Up"
, No Limits Radio Show