Klea Scharberg

What Makes Your Community the Best?

Whole child partner America's Promise Alliance and the ING Foundation recently announced the call for submissions for this year's 100 Best Communities for Young People competition. The 100 Best program recognizes communities that are doing outstanding and innovative work to help reduce high school dropout rates and provide their youth with an outstanding place to live, learn, and grow.

The final application deadline is May 27, 2011, but communities that complete an application by May 4, 2011, will be eligible for two special awards:

  • One $2,500 grant recognizing an outstanding local dropout prevention program; and
  • One $2,500 scholarship to the author of the youth testimonial that best captures the spirit of the 100 Best program.

To learn more, see the news release and e-mail 100best@americaspromise.org to register for the April 13 or April 14 application training webinar.

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