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America’s Promise Alliance is the driving force behind a nationwide movement to improve the lives and futures of America’s youth. By bringing together hundreds of national nonprofits, businesses, community and civic leaders, educators, citizens, and young people, the Alliance does what no single organization can do on its own: catalyze action on a scale that reaches millions of young people.

Our work is rooted in the belief that every young person deserves to succeed and every adult is responsible for making that happen, our campaigns and initiatives align organizations behind a common vision for a better future and bold goals to reach it. Through this alignment, we spark and support collective action across organizations, communities, and individuals to overcome the barriers that stand in the way of young people’s success. These efforts have reached millions of young people.

 

OUR WORK

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A healthy school is one that advances the education and social, emotional, physical, and mental health of all its students. By elevating practices, collaborative solutions, and the voices of people in communities – especially those of young people – the Every School Healthy campaign is aligning the nation toward making healthy schools the norm.
How Learning Happens logo
How Learning Happens is an effort to advance the understanding that learning is social, emotional, and cognitive and to fuel the growing movement to educate children as whole people.
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The GradNation Campaign mobilizes education leaders to a 90 percent high school graduation rate to put more youth on the path to adult success. The campaign supports those working to raise graduation rates by sharing data, best practices, and opportunities to connect and learn from one another.
The YES Project logo
The YES Project is a national initiative launched by America’s Promise Alliance that brings together youth, employers, and a diverse network of stakeholders and advocates working to support and grow our youth workforce — with the goal of ensuring every young person seeking a job, can find a job.

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National Partners                                    450+ 

National organizations that share our belief that children and youth are a national priority and are committed to working collaboratively to ensure all children have all 5 promises.


State & Community Partners                  250+ 

National organizations that share our belief that children and youth are a national priority and are committed to working collaboratively to ensure all children have all 5 promises.


Individuals                                                17K+

Individual champions committed to the shared goal of increasing the number of children who have access to and are receiving the most fundamental resources, what we call our 5 promises.

 

 

  • Promise No.1

    Caring Adults

    Caring adults are the centerpieces of children’s development. They serve as guides, caretakers and advisers, who give positive and productive guidance throughout their development.

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  • Promise No.2

    Safe Places

    To develop intellectually and emotionally, young people need physical and psychological safety at home, at school and in the community. Without such “safe places” – environments that support and encourage inquiry, exploration, and play without fear of harm – children aren’t able to get support, form positive relationships and concentrate on school.

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  • Promise No.3

    A Healthy Start

    Healthy and well-nourished children are more able to develop their minds and bodies as they should, and they are far more capable of concentrating, learning and thriving throughout their school years.

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  • Promise No.4

    Effective Education

    Our increasingly knowledge-driven world demands people who have the education and skills to thrive in a competitive marketplace, and to understand the increasingly complex world in which they live. That means that in order to compete and succeed, all young people will need an effective education that prepares them for work and life.

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  • Promise No.5

    Opportunities to Help Others

    Through service to others, young Americans develop the character and competence they need to be helpful, hopeful and civically engaged all their lives, regardless of their own life circumstances.

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