Insights from thought leaders working to improve the lives of America’s Youth
May 16, 2017
On April 18, America’s Promise Alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary by convening the Recommit to Kids Summit. Youth Board Member Stephanie Watkins-Cruz shares her experience at the event and on the board in this moving letter to the adults who attended—and the adults who show up for young people every day.
May 15, 2017
In the recently released Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Children and Youth in America, two statistics are cited side by side: “High school graduation is at an all-time high, and t
May 10, 2017
I recently joined former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas at the America’s Promise Alliance Summit for America’s Future for a discussion about the importance of young people feeling a sense of belonging.
April 27, 2017
This article is part of the “What’s Working” series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country.
April 27, 2017
“Be who you needed when you were younger.” This is the quote that I recite daily on my way to work. When people ask what I do for a living, most write it off as just teaching business communications. But Year Up teaches all of the things that I didn’t learn in high school or college: teamwork, life skills, confidence, and surviving in the professional world.
April 04, 2017
This blog is part of the #Recommit2Kids campaign, marking the 20th anniversary of America’s Promise Alliance and calling the nation to recommit to action on behalf of children and youth. My uncle was
March 22, 2017
To mark Women’s History Month, writer and activist Ola Ojewumi examines how African-American women have historically helped drive social change—and how they can help African-American girls overcome the challenges they face in America’s public educations system today.
March 16, 2017
We are members of the 90% by 2020 Anchorage Graduation Youth Task Force, (working toward a 90% graduation rate by the year 2020) and work in partnership with United Way and Anchorage Youth Development Coalition.