Young people, supported by twelve innovative organizations, led all workshop session offerings on Tuesday afternoon at the National Dropout Prevention Network annual conference in Detroit. They shared with the audience of educators, researchers and others from around the nation the barriers that prevented them from succeeding, supports that made the difference and recommendations for changes in policy and practice. This was the first time that the conference planners had experienced youth leading in this way, and they are committed to keeping it up, wherever they are holding their conferences.

Learn more about the highlighted programs and some of the young people participating.