10 Years in Review
Ten years ago, at the Presidents' Summit for America’s Future, a challenge was issued to make children and youth a national priority. Out of that challenge, America’s Promise Alliance was established to ensure that all young Americans have access to five fundamental resources — the Five Promises — in their lives:
Our Alliance, founded by General Colin Powell, has grown from a few partners in 1997 to more than 120 partners today. Our partners have worked tirelessly to improve the odds for youth, but there is much work left to do. In honor of our 10th Anniversary, America’s Promise Alliance renewed its commitment to our nation’s young people by launching its 15 in 5 Campaign — with the goal of delivering more promises to 15 million disadvantaged youth in five years.