Over the past year it has become increasingly evident that COVID-19 has caused huge changes in learning and family life. Increased mobility and family economic hardship – along with drastic changes to learning environments – has caused more youth than usual to leave school before graduating.

Join NLC and America’s Promise for a conversation with young people and community leaders from across the country in exploring promising strategies for re-engaging students who have left school without graduating due to the challenges presented by the pandemic.

In this conversation, panelists will explore:

  • Sizing the issue, including tracking, measuring and understanding absenteeism and engagement data during this complex time;
  • New practices for what re-engagement has looked like in specific communities; and
  • Ideas for prioritizing re-engagement in this and next school year.