Connect to Success
High school graduation is a crucial step towards success for young people. Today, about one in five students do not graduate high school on time, and many of those who do graduate are underprepared for college or career.*
AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Competition
The AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Competition funds best-in-class programs that help underserved students earn their diplomas and prepare for the next step in life. Following a competitive request for proposal, AT&T selected 18 organizations to share in $10 million to expand proven interventions that serve students in grades 9-12 across the United States.
Programs were evaluated based on their effectiveness in helping students graduate ready for career or college. Aspire Connect to Success awardees use evidence based approaches to serve students and are able to demonstrate quantitative results. These programs deliver integrated student supports, focus on college or career preparation, and/or provide mentoring or peer-to-peer supports to help students graduate.
AT&T Aspire Connect to Success Awardees include:
- Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens, Inc.
- YMCA of Greater New York
- Project GRAD Houston
- Communities In Schools of North Carolina
- Communities In Schools of Wilkes County
- United Way of Anchorage
- California State University East Bay Foundation
- City Year Washington, D.C.
- Diplomas Now
- City Year Denver
- City Year Baton Rouge
- Urban Alliance (Chicago)
- City Year Cleveland
- Reality Changers
- Proyecto Pastoral
The awardees will be unveiled over the coming months – check back often to learn more!
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