High School Graduation Rates: Submit your ideas to the YPI Challenge!


Cross-posted from Partners in Progress

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new challenge competition on the What Works Challenge Hub, an online platform where community members, advocates, community development practitioners, and others can share and “crowdsource” ideas for improving their communities. 

This month, the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is hosting a challenge on how to increase youth leadership in order to bolster high school graduation rates. YPI believes that this challenge will help shape the future of their youth programming, ensuring that the voice of young people remains central to neighborhood revitalization efforts. The challenge’s winning idea will be implemented by YPI this fall and incorporated across its youth leadership development efforts. 

YPI’s Challenge Question: YPI has found that youth shape our communities and impact educational outcomes by empowering their peers. What leadership activities can young adults engage in to empower each other and promote high school graduation rates and enrollment into post-secondary education?

Hosted by Citi Ventures, the Citi Foundation, and the Low Income Investment Fund, the What Works Challenge Hub is an online platform to turn ideas into action, bubbling-up and growing innovative ideas around the country for the community development field.

Join the conversation through June 20 to submit your ideas, and vote and comment on your peers’ posts.

Challenge Incentives:

  • All challenge participants will be entered to win a $100 gift card.
  • The idea with most comments will receive a $100 gift card and special mention on YPI social media.
  • The final winner will receive a new Apple Mini iPad, recognition at YPI’s Annual Gala, and will have their idea implemented in the LA community.

Tweet about the Challenge and email the link to your networks!


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