Questions We’re Asking

Questions We’re Asking

The first step in finding the best solutions is asking the right questions. Together with our partners and funders, we make sure we’re in a position to answer the questions that matter most to policymakers and practitioners.

Featured Question

Can intensive, individually tailored services or mentoring help young people graduate high school and become productive adults?

Why are we asking?
Every day, 7,000 students drop out of school. Among Latino and African-American boys, the dropout rate is nearly 50 percent. Young people with histories of foster care or juvenile justice custody do especially poorly. But individual attention provided by a caring adult might help keep the most vulnerable young people on track to high school graduation and careers.

Working Toward a Solution