America's Promise Alliance Features Ombudsman Rebound Program (Aurora, Colo.)

Date: December 3, 2010

The Ombudsman Rebound program in Aurora, Colo., is featured in today’s America’s Promise Alliance  newsletter.

An excerpt:

Ombudsman’s partnership with the Aurora Public Schools demonstrates its commitment to increasing the city’s graduation rate and providing the resources necessary for youth development that produce results.

“There are many detours in life, but the courage that the students demonstrate when they show up every single day and attend Ombudsman Rebound to earn their high school diploma is evidence of their character and the quality of the students, as well as the wonderful options that we have in the City of Aurora,” said Aurora Public Schools Superintendent John Barry. “This program allows us to provide an option for our students to come back to school, earn a high school diploma and then be able to go on to bigger and better things like attend college or serve our country.”

You can read the full article on the America’s Promise website here.

About America’s Promise:
Founded in 1997 with General Colin Powell as Chairman and chaired today by Alma Powell, America’s Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of 400+ corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. We have made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life. Our work involves raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports we call the Five Promises: Caring adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others.

About Ombudsman’s partnership with America’s Promise:
Ombudsman Educational Services is a partner of America’s Promise Alliance and member of its Business Leaders Council. Through this partnership, Ombudsman’s resources and programs help support the work of the Alliance’s Grad Nation initiative.

Grad Nation is a ten-year nationwide effort to mobilize Americans to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce. The initiative works to help reduce dropout rates by supporting education reform and organizing concerned citizens, businesses, community leaders, policy makers and educators in communities to provide support to at-risk students.


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