Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Graduate Pittsburgh Summit

- Something we really need!:

November 12, 2009
YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh (Downtown)

More than one million American high school students drop out every year.
That’s one student every 26 seconds, and nearly 7,000 young people every school day.

As part of the national Dropout Prevention campaign, 105 summits are being held in states, cities and communities nationwide over the next two years to stimulate discussion of the problem and generate solutions.

On November 12, 2009, Mayor Ravenstahl is hosting the “Graduate Pittsburgh Summit: Creating a Community-wide Strategy to Combat the Drop-out Crisis,” at the YWCA (Downtown) in an effort to develop a localized action plan to increase graduation rates and improve college readiness in our community.

Please feel free to circulate the attached “SAVE THE DATE” throughout your network. The invitations will follow.

For more information on the Graduate Pittsburgh Summit please contact ……..

Thank you for your assistance.

Sabrina S. Saunders, MSPL
Manager of Youth Policy

Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
541 City-County Building 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412.255.2637 direct 412.255.2258 assistant 412.255.2174 fax


Mark Rauterkus said...

Ask the people at the YWCA why in the world they closed the swim pool in their building, despite other options to operate it for the benefit of the community and ability to pay for itself.

I'm still mad at the YWCA for that.

Mark Rauterkus said...

BTW, Erik's speech at Frick Middle School Promotion (closing of Frick and class going to 9th grade, spring 2009) might be good fuel for thought for this kind of event. He talks about 'educational statistics.'