Investing $10 Million to Raise High School Graduation Rates
It takes caring professionals and a relentless focus on results to make sure students stay in school and succeed. That’s why next month, AT&T* will launch the 2014 AT&T Aspire High School Success Initiative Request for Proposal to keep kids in the classroom.
Currently, about one in five students do not graduate with their peers. And many of those who do are not fully prepared for success in college and careers. But there is hope. As of this year, the United States is for the first time on track to meet the 90 percent national graduation goal by 2020 set by the Grad Nation Campaign. More needs to be done, particularly for minority and low-income students whose graduation rates are lagging.
The RFP is part of AT&T Aspire, one of the nation’s largest corporate initiatives committed to helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. More than 1 million students in all 50 states have been impacted since Aspire launched in 2008. AT&T has committed $350 million to Aspire through 2016.
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