How to use the Community Guidebook

The GradNation Community Guidebook contains  research-based guidance for raising your community’s high school graduation rates and preparing all your young one for success. It compiles proven solutions and best practices , including school and community interventions, and provides a comprehensive framework to help communities design local dropout prevention efforts.

This material falls into three main categories:

  • The main description, which highlights key issues and ideas that will shape your community’s work 
  • Deeper Looks, which provide references to additional resources and resources on specific topics
  • Tools, which offer handouts, form and charts to guide specific action

We recognize that one size does not fit all, and so there are step-by-step instructions for a standardized program. Instead, the Community Guidebook  provides information and tools for developing a program customized for the needs aspirations of your community.

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