Alma Powell on Youth Assistance Programs

Alma Powell, national chair of America’s Promise Alliance, talked about the challenges facing the nation’s youth and remedies… read more

Alma Powell, national chair of America’s Promise Alliance, talked about the challenges facing the nation’s youth and remedies to reverse the high school dropout crisis. Mrs. Powell cited newly released data on high school graduation rates of the nation’s largest cities and the adverse impact low graduation rates have on the nation’s economic and national security. She also discussed the important role that service plays in helping young people and reflected on how she and her husband General Colin Powell have spent decades working to engage every sector of society to improve the lives of youth. Mrs. Powell responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. close

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Alma Powell on Youth Assistance Programs

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Program ID:
285018-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 25, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 21, 2009

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  • Apr 25, 2009 | 10:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 2009 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 2009 | 4:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2009 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2009 | 12:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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