HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: What we’re doing to help youth succeed
Research tells us that supportive adults and a caring community are crucial to the success of our young people.
Graduation from high school is an important marker of youth success and the reason United Way of Anchorage and its partners in Anchorage United for Youth are committed to increasing the high school graduation rateto 90 percent by 2020.
By aligning around a common goal, by joining forces and focusing on results, we can have a much greater impact than we could working independently. Our strategies include:
- Rallying more adults in the community to commit to simple, everyday actions that let youth know we care
- Mobilizing an army of volunteers – readers, tutors, mentors – to encourage, support and guide youth toward positive choices
- Creating meaningful opportunities for youth to engage in the community and workforce
- Intervening early with young children who are academically off track
- Intervening early with youth who are using drugs and alcohol
- Intervening effectively with youth who are becoming disengaged from school or delinquent, and with those already in the juvenile justice system
- Strengthening and supporting families
The success of our youth rests with each of us. We all have a role to play. Click here to learn how you can take simple, intentional action to support our young people.