Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush
Saturday, December 1, 2018
In response to the passing of President George H. W. Bush, John Gomperts, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance released the following statement:
"President George H.W. Bush lived an extraordinary life and had a positive impact on America and the world. Through a lifetime of service to others, he represented the promise of America.
President Bush’s commitment to service and dedication to young people is part of his enduring legacy. In a characteristically selfless act, he came together with President Clinton in 1997 to co-host the Presidents’ Summit on America’s Future to focus the nation’s attention on the needs and promise of America’s children and youth. At that event, President Bush led all of the living presidents in signing a Declaration committing the nation to creating the conditions of success for every young person in America. From that Summit and Declaration, America’s Promise was born, and we are dedicated to carrying forward the spirit of caring, service and optimism that President Bush expressed and embodied.
We are saddened by his passing, and we will work every day to live out his commitment and ideals."
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below:
These six platform areas are based on the collective experience and expertise of individuals at organizations engaged with young people across the country, the experience of young people themselves, and our own research. The platform areas are a statement of best practice – they are what has been demonstrated to work to improve graduation outcomes for young people.:
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.
Tanya’s work with America’s Promise began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.
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