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100% Graduation

The Great Beltrami Experiment

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Years of Education





Meet John R. Eggers

I am proud to say that I have spent 55 years teaching (1964-2019). I am a former Peace Corps volunteer in Uruguay, taught in Iran and in the inner city of North Camden, NJ, and on the reservations of northern Minnesota. I have been a university professor, high school principal, charter school director, and K-12 teacher. I am founder of Project Graduate which has as its goal a 100% high school graduation rate for students, consuming most of my time as well as writing. To this end I serve as a volunteer for the Red Lake Nation and as a board member for the Voyageurs Expeditionary Charter School. My wife, Kathy, and I live on the shores of Lake Julia, north of Bemidji, MN. Thank you for supporting our 100% movement!

Together, we can graduate 100% of our students!


Project Graduate began as an idea to close the retention and graduation gap between Native and white students.

The secret to closing the graduation gap? Community mindset. Discover how Red Lake Nation & Minnesota are inspiring a statewide movement for 100% graduation.