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October 5, 2015 -  First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer Wendy Spencer, and Franklin Project Co-Chair John Bridgeland kick off the Virginia Governor's Higher Education Summit on the Service Year with College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley. To view a picture, click here.
September 16, 2015 -  America’s Promise releases its follow-up to Don’t Call Them Dropouts — Don’t Quit on Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About the Power of Relationships. The new study offers insights from young people on how supportive relationships with adults and peers can help close the gap between those who graduate high school on time and those who don’t. To read, click here.
September 14, 2015 -  John Bridgeland moderates The Franklin Project's panel on strengthening the national service to employment pipeline at The Aspen Institute. To watch the video, click here.
September 12, 2015 -  John Bridgeland won the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the ITA. Former Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion Stan Smith gave Bridgeland the award. Bridgeland spoke and challenged the ITA, Hall of Fame and USTA to create "Coach for America" to enable college graduates who played on the tennis team and are not going to turn pro to do a service year, bringing the benefits and love of tennis to youth in vulnerable communities. He envisions they would be called "Arthur Ashe Service Fellows", in memory of the great tennis champion who dedicated his life to serving others, particularly vulnerable children. To view a picture, click here.

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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.

John Bridgeland
Craig Kielburger
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:

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Huffington Post, "Education as a Data Driven Enterprise"

The Fresno Bee, "Graduating Toward an America Rich in Opportunity"

The Hill, "Moneyball for Dropout Prevention"

The Atlantic, "Where Dropping Out is Going Up"

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