12 Million Drive to Raise Minority High School Students Graduation Rates ď13 Million High School students are expected to drop-out of school this decade. The America First or Last Movement plans to meet the challenge with their 12 Million Drive for 2025 Campaign"
BigNews.Biz - Apr 10,2012 - The America First or Last Movement (AFLM) will launch a 36 month promotional high school graduation campaign in September called the 12 Million Drive for 2025, to target the nationís high school dropout problem. Of which the movementís leaders say are mostly poor minority students in school districts that annually have 50% or lower high school graduation rates.
AFLMís Organizing Director, Albert Mitchell II, said, ďThe nationís high school dropout crisis is a hoax. Itís a minority issue that has been ignored. If you look at the data, 82% of the million plus students dropping out of schools each year are Hispanics, Native-Americans, and African-Americans. If you ask yourself why! The answer always comes back to, JUST FOLLOW the MONEY.Ē
The 12 Million Drive for 2025 will address this issue, by trying to increase minority high school studentís graduation rates by 30%, by the year 2025, within the nationís poorest-performing school districts. By featuring 36 free community cooperative educational forums, which will bring together local community parents, businesses, colleges, and social service agencies with their school districts to develop a 12 step action plan to address their high school minority dropout problem.
The 12 step action plan is based on the nationís evidence-base drop-out prevention model, the 100% Graduation Rate Program, which raised high school graduation rates by 56% for the nationís lowest performing students Ė minority males Ė in one of the countryís most dangerous and poorest cities (Camden, New Jersey). The program was designed by the New Jersey Minority Educational Development Organization (NJ MED) and led by Mr. Mitchell.
The 12 Million Drive for 2025 campaign will depend upon Mr. Mitchell and NJ MEDís experience in working in urban and rural minority communities to set up programs and services, to facilitate support for our public schools that have to educate 65% of our nationís future workforce.
The campaignís community forums begin this fall and end in August 2015. The 12 Million Drive for 2025 is searching for businesses, churches, and colleges to host forums to work with local parents and schools. If you want to participate or would like more information, please contact the America First or Last Movement at their website or call (856)541-3926.