This morning in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, America’s Promise Alliance announced the 100 Best Communities for Young People, honors that recognize and celebrate extraordinary community-wide efforts to improve the well-being of youth and end the nation’s dropout crisis.
In a 2008 survey, boomers reported that working with children and youth was one of the most appealing encore career choices.
The communities represent large cities and suburbs, counties and rural towns. Speakers included America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell, Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller, ING Foundation President Rhonda Mims, and actor Kellan Lutz.
To view the list of winners, click here.
To see photos from the event, click here.
Are you working with children and youth in your encore career? Do you manage a youth-serving program that hires those seeking encore careers? If so, please let us know!