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AT&T Accepting Proposals for Its Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative

The 2012 AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative is now accepting proposals from currently operating high school retention programs that consist of elements aligned to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Dropout Prevention Practice Guide. AT&T is looking to support organizations that are delivering results that reduce the dropout rate in their communities, and are ready to expand their program to serve additional students or locations, or to add components to strengthen successful programs.

Under the initiative, payments ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 for twenty-four months are available for local programs with an emphasis

• providing service to high school students at risk of dropping out of school;
• supporting ninth graders or students in transition from eighth to ninth grade;
• intervening quickly with targeted services to help these students reengage;
• increasing students’ chances of earning a high school diploma;
• preparing students for college and/or a career; and
• providing substantial data to demonstrate positive outcomes.

The RFP deadline is April 27, 2012. Visit http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=22593 for more information.

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