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The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! is a provocative book written by lifelong youth advocate, Bill Milliken. With the perfect balance of humor, introspection, and practical insight, Bill grapples with one of the greatest social epidemics of our time: the American dropout crisis.

Endorsed by dozens of notable leaders, and with a foreword by President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, The Last Dropout is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of America and its children.

All author's proceeds benefit Communities In Schools, the nation's largest dropout prevention organization.

About the Author

Bill Milliken has been a tireless advocate for disenfranchised youth and one of the foremost pioneers in the movement to connect schools with community resources to help troubled students graduate and succeed in life. In 1977, he and others developed a model organization, now known as Communities In Schools, for which he served more than 20 years as national president and currently is vice chairman of the board. Bill has advised four U.S. Presidents of both parties and has received numerous awards, including the Edward A. Smith Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership, the Champion for Children Award from the American Association of School Administrators, the National Caring Award from the Caring Institute, the Temple Award for Creative Altruism from the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and an honorary doctorate from Bard College. He is the author of two previous books, So Long, Sweet Jesus and Tough Love.

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