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Articles covering topics relevant to America’s youth

I voted sticker read
Midterm elections are right around the corner. And everyone wants young people to head to the polls.
Buffet of Veggies
This September, No Kid Hungry has partnered with 15,000 restaurants across the country to provide food stability for the one in six children living with hunger in America.
Suicide Prevention Day
From creating apps to organizing support groups to making resources more widely available, here’s how four young advocates are leading efforts to improve mental health for their generation.
Funding Opportunities
The following grants and funding opportunities are currently accepting applicants. These grants are not offered through America's Promise Alliance, but they each relate to our Five Promises. If you have questions about these opportunities, please follow the links provided in each item.
Mentoring a child
“Good is not great, and greatness is an expectation.”  That’s the philosophy that informs every step of Chandra C. Scott’s work.
#DesignChallenge
Historically, sex education has focused on STI and pregnancy prevention. Now, advocates say that to create a safer, healthier, and more affirmative culture for young people, we need sex ed to focus on pleasure, too.
#SchoolEveryDay
When students aren’t in school, they miss out on important developmental and educational opportunities. For Attendance Awareness Month this September, advocates encourage communities across the country to band together to fight chronic absence.
Empty classroom chairs
In all the talk about the importance of reducing suspensions and other exclusionary discipline practices in schools, one question looms large for most educators and administrators: What do we do instead? For many people, part of the answer lies in restorative practices.
College kids
If you could go back in time and give just one piece of advice to yourself as a college freshman, what would it be? That’s the question the staff here at America’s Promise answered.
My Brother's Keeper Header
At a recent Town Hall event, leaders of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative shared three key principles for closing the persistent opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color.
Child walking on the beach
On July 12th, students and communities across the country celebrated National Summer Learning Day, meant to prevent “summer slide” by promoting learning opportunities and health for young people while they aren’t in school.
2018 Grads of IVHS
“Every student has a story and every student has their own hurdles and individual challenges. And often it takes an individual person to help them overcome these roadblocks to success.”
Welcome sign
America's Promise welcomes four new partners: Spark, All Our Children, The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, and FSG have joined America’s Promise as alliance partners! Find out more about these organizations here.
classroom be oneself
“All you got to do is to get suspended one time and you’re labeled. I see it, like they follow the same kids around, like everybody knows, ‘Hey, those are the bad kid.’”
Woman holding up sign for support of Title IX
Although sexual misconduct remains alarmingly pervasive in K-12 education, many schools, students, parents, and organizations aren’t aware of their responsibilities and individuals’ rights under Title IX. Here’s an overview on how Title IX applies to K-12 programs.
Malcolm Davis, outgoing youth leader speaking at 2018 leadership convening
Outgoing board member Malcolm Davis recently made an important point about youth leadership: “My voice is not only valid when I sing the praises of the board. It’s valid when I speak against it and disagree with something.” We couldn’t agree more.