Posted by Anne Wintroub on December 09, 2013.

According to Grad Nation, about one-fifth of all U.S. students fail to graduate from high school with their class. In order to fight this crisis, AT&T is teaming up with Roadtrip Nation, a southern California-based organization with proven results. 

Roadtrip Nation provides high schools with a curriculum that encourages students to define their road in life. The team then drives across the country in a green RV to produce interactive events at the schools. Evaluation studies show that Roadtrip Nation students’ grades increased at twice the rate of non-Roadtrip Nation students over a 9-month period.

This fall, Roadtrip Nation visited 25 high schools in six states, including South San Francisco High just this week. The tour is enabled by a $1 million gift from AT&T and the AT&T Foundation. 

Check out this video to hear from Roadtrip Nation’s co-founder regarding the final $250K presented to the organization earlier this year. 

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