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America’s Promise Alliance Launches ‘Every School Healthy’ Campaign to Fuel Movement to Create Healthy Schools Across the Country

November 15, 2018

America’s Promise Alliance, the nation's largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, today announced the launch of the ‘Every School Healthy’ campaign to create healthy and safe schools where all young people can thrive.
New Report Identifies Policy Opportunities to Build Healthier Schools

November 14, 2018

One major challenge to achieving a higher baseline of student health across U.S. schools? According to advocates, it’s that federal and state policymakers respond to particular moments of public crisis by passing narrow and targeted measures rather than considering the whole child.
Funding Opportunities

November 01, 2018

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.
Youth Voice: The Answer to School Shootings? Mental Health and Gun Control, Not Metal Detectors.

October 30, 2018

Schools should foster an environment where students feel safe, trusted, and are focused on learning and growing. Making students feel as if they’ve done something wrong before they walk into the building diminishes that objective.

Type: Opinion

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Youth Voice: Teachers, Be Understanding With Your Students Who May Be Homeless

October 11, 2018

Maybe blood will drip from the back of my knees, maybe the stain on my shirt will be seen, maybe God will come down and work this problem out for me and I can give Mrs. Smith all the answers she hopes to beat out of me.

Type: Opinion

promises: Safe Places

Reducing Suspensions Is Not Enough

October 03, 2018

[Some] students report they are still being removed from their classes, even if those removals are no longer being called suspensions. By simply eliminating suspension without providing anything in its place, students aren’t given access to any additional support or resources, and teachers lose autonomy and control over their own classrooms.

Type: Opinion

promises: Caring Adults, Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: Center for Promise

Community Leader Spotlight with West Virginia’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth

September 26, 2018

West Virginia’s Promise is a statewide program that mobilizes partners to strengthen the capacity of local communities to develop and support young people.
This Back-to-School Season, Let’s Not Forget that Hope Matters

September 06, 2018

As millions of young people begin a new school year, many parents and adults are no doubt worried about how well they’ll fare. From concerns about screen time to college and career readiness, there are plenty of headlines that fret over the well-being of young people.
The Link Between Suspensions, Expulsions, and Dropout Rates

September 05, 2018

A preponderance of research shows that suspensions and expulsions do little to change behavior and can push students out of school altogether. For instance, being suspended just one time in the ninth grade is related to an increased risk of dropping out. Suspension can increase the chance of leaving school prior to graduation from 16 percent to a 32 percent.
This Suicide Prevention Day, Young People Lead the Charge

September 05, 2018

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.

Type: News

TAG: Healthy Schools

promises: Safe Places, Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: Every School Healthy