Roadtrip Nation Showcases Innovative Approach to College and Career Readiness at The AVID National Conference

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Special Presentation Hosted by Roadtrip Nation will Focus on At-Risk Student Engagement

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Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization and long running PBS television series based in Southern California, will bring its innovative approach to college and career readiness to this year’s AVID National Conference. The conference is an annual forum to discuss and share best practices on opening access to rigorous curriculum for all. Taking place from December 11-13 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Roadtrip Nation’s Education Team will share with superintendents, school board members, and other educational leaders the organization’s unique strategies in engaging at-risk students and millennials with the tools to prepare for their future careers and define their own roads in life.

Roadtrip Nation has been ranked by USC as one of the most influential organizations transforming education today through its ability to reach millennials effectively. Focused on this theme, the team will deliver a specialized presentation at the conference on December 13 at 9 and 10 am. It will review best practices with at-risk students through the marked success Roadtrip Nation’s curriculum has had in the classroom, with an emphasis on self-reflection exercises and fresh, curated content tailored to the millennial generation.

“We are thrilled to share our research backed approach with AVID’s network of 28,000 + students. With a similar mission in guiding at-risk students towards success in both the academic and career space, our personalized program ensures students interests and passions are aligned and met with real-world opportunities,” stated Annie Mais, Roadtrip Nation’s Director of Education.

Roadtrip Nation has partnered with AVID for five years now, continuing to fulfill it’s mission of innovative career exploration, nationwide. The collaboration combines Roadtrip Nation’s introspective learning model and AVID’s methods for effective instruction. Participants of CGI and Education Nation, among other creative innovation communities, Roadtrip Nation has authored three books based on the knowledge gained through its strategies, the fourth book will be released in 2015.

About Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation creates innovative career exploration resources designed to help young people learn about themselves and different life pathways. Through popular books, a long-running documentary TV series, and educational curricula, Roadtrip Nation empowers students to explore their passions, speak with real-world professionals, and build meaningful lives around what they love.
For more information, visit roadtripnation.com and roadtripnation.org.

About AVID

AVID is a nonprofit, proven college readiness system that closes the achievement gap. Today, AVID is implemented in approximately 5,000 schools in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 other countries/territories and impacts more than 800,000 students in grades K–12 and in 43 postsecondary institutions. The AVID College Readiness System transforms a school’s academic culture to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in higher education and training.
For more information, visit http://www.avid.org

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Loureen Ayyoub                                                                                                                
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loureen@roadtripnation.com

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