We’re making headlines again! Our state, that is. Five Washington cities were just named to America’s Promise Alliance’s 2011 list of 100 Best Communities for Young People.
The 100 Best Communities for Young People is an annual competition, now in its fifth cycle, that rewards and recognizes communities making extraordinary efforts to reduce dropout rates and provide outstanding services and supports to their youth.
What all the cities included in the list have in common is outstanding success in supporting leadership and programs that supply their kids with all of the Alliance’s 5 Promises:
- Caring Adults
- Safe Places
- A Healthy Start
- Effective Education
- Opportunities to Help Others
Want more info on how these Washington communities made the list? Click on the links to our winning cities:
America’s Promise Alliance, which was founded in 1997, is a cross-sector partnership of more than 400 corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that have taken on the mission of improving the lives of children across the nation.
Read a great story on why Prosser is among the winners in the Yakima Herald.
The announcement of the 2011 winning communities was webcast October 12, 2011, you can watch it here: