Dropout Prevention Summit Planning Guide
The America’s Promise Alliance is supporting 50 state and at least 50 city Dropout Prevention Summits to be held by 2010. The purposes of the Dropout Prevention Summits are many, but the primary intention is to increase public awareness of the dropout and college-readiness crisis. The Forum for Youth Investment and our Ready by 21 partners wrote this guide to provide the cities and states who will be hosting summits over the next two years with steps to getting started and for thinking intentionally about both the planning of the summit as well as the follow-up action plans and implementation that are critical for real reductions in school dropout rates. This guide was created in collaboration with the America’s Promise Alliance, United Way of America and our other Ready by 21 national partners.