The Big Idea: upstream solutions in education. What to do about low high school graduation rates? Mobilize your whole community — neighbors who will mentor individual kids through the rough spots, professionals from all kinds of disciplines, people excited to share their hobbies with curious youngsters — to make sure every student can “cross the stage” at the end of 12th grade. Then enjoy the satisfaction of knowing the ways, both expected and surprising, that you’ve strengthened that community. Medford, Oregon
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