President Obama has set a goal that by 2020 the United States lead the world in college completion.
Over the summer the U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducted a National Youth Listening Tour (NYLT) to engage youth in a conversation on what it will take to meet the President’s goal. ED met with over 40 youth-serving institutions and over 1800 middle and high school students from across the country.
To close the tour, ED will host a Voices in Action: National Youth Summit, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
This is no ordinary conference. There will be DJs, spoken word artists, marching bands, and art. It’s going to be fun! And there will be an opportunity for students to present their best ideas on meeting the President’s 2020 College Completion Goal with youth, partner organizations, and policymakers from across the country.
We want to galvanize youth to shape strategies and provide pathways for all students to be on track to achieve high school and postsecondary credentials. The summit will share what students have told ED to date, provide additional opportunity to give input, provide opportunities to communicate their views and ideas directly to senior administration officials, and allow students to plan ongoing youth-led, youth-directed efforts which will continue after the summit.
You can access further information about the summit at www.ed.gov/college-completion/youth-summit. Space is limited. Registration for the conference will become live on January 25th.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please email Robert Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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