The 2012 AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative is accepting proposals from currently operating high school retention programs consisting of elements aligned to the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Dropout Prevention Practice Guide.

AT&T is looking to support organizations that are delivering results that reduce the dropout rate in their communities and are ready to expand their services or strengthen successful programs.

Under the initiative, payments ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 for 24 months are available for local programs that emphasize:

  • providing service to high school students at risk of dropping out of school
  • supporting ninth graders or students in transition from 8th to 9th grade
  • intervening quickly with targeted services to help these students reengage
  • increasing students’ chances of earning a high school diploma
  • preparing students for college and/or a career
  • providing substantial data to demonstrate positive outcomes

The RFP deadline is April 27. Visit for more information.