The America’s Promise Alliance, founded by Colin and Alma Powell, marked its 20th anniversary with the Recommit to Kids Summit in New York. At the summit, Raikes Foundation co-founder Tricia Raikes joined former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Founder and CEO of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas for a panel on the importance of fostering a sense of belonging for students.

Learn more about the science of belonging with the resources below:

What We Know About Belonging from Scientific Research – Does it matter if students feel a sense of belonging? The science says “yes.”

The Power of Belonging – Ensuring that young people feel a sense of belonging in their schools and communities is key to their academic success—and to helping them reach their full potential.