Insights from thought leaders working to improve the lives of America’s Youth
March 23, 2016
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Alliance Engagement Team at America’s Promise decided to celebrate prominent women in history who embody each of these promises. While there are many more who could have made the list, here are five women we think of when we think of the Five Promises.
March 10, 2016
I still remember the first time I built a computer.
My uncle, a system administrator at a hospital, noticed how much I loved watching him use his computer. At eight years old, he helped me build my own.
“This field needs more women,” he said, promising to do all he could to help me succeed.
March 09, 2016
Expanded learning opportunities can be priceless. They were for me. Whether it’s an afterschool program or a summer program, these programs help children excel academically, stay away from trouble, and get exposed to valuable enrichment opportunities they might otherwise miss.
February 25, 2016
High school graduation rates have been the source of a lot of news coverage – and conflicting emotions – in the past few weeks.
President Obama and more than a dozen governors hailed increasing graduation rates in their annual addresses. At the same time, leading journalists and policy wonks have raised questions about those very gains and about the value of a high school diploma.
February 11, 2016
Peter Samuelson, Thrive Foundation for Youth’s Director of Research, speaks with Rich Lerner, Director of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University on self-regulation, goal setting, and thriving.
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