Policy

Every child has a right to education, health, safety and support to help them reach their full potential. Elev8 focuses on changing public policy to close the gap between this vision and reality.

Elev8 brings together students, parents, community-based organizations, schools, government, philanthropy, business, national advocacy groups and service organizations to advocate for change. We work on local, state and federal levels to promote high-quality education, healthcare and economic stability for families.

Read the latest Elev8 policy news here.

Our national advocacy is currently focused on two key areas:

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The federal budget.

To learn more about Elev8's overarching policy agenda, click here.


On average, students’ GPAs drop a full letter grade between eighth and ninth grades. Students who experience this decline in GPA are by no means doomed to failure, especially if they live in neighborhoods where they can access support services. However, for students who are already struggling and lack access to help (a common scenario in low-income neighborhoods), a decline in grades during this transition makes it even harder to get on track toward graduation.
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