High School Dropout Epidemic
Nearly one million teenagers stop going to school every year.
Thatâ€™s one million young people who are then more at risk for teen pregnancies, criminal behavior, and unemployment later on in life. Studies show that this one decision to drop out of school has many negative implications later on in life.
What can be done to prevent against these significant high school drop out rates? Weâ€™ll talk about how programs and people are working to keep kids in school.
That and more on is next, on â€œAll Sides with Ann Fisher,â€ on 89-seven, NPR News.
- John Bridgeland (Member, White House Council for Community Solutions)
- Don Heard (Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Program , YMCA of Central Ohio)
- Pete Maneff (The Academic Acceleration Academy)
Event at Columbus Metropolitan Club…
Dropout Nation -Â The Silent EpidemicÂ Â featuringÂ Â John M. Bridgeland, President and CEO of Civic Enterprises
August 10, Noon – 1:15 PM
Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street