New Report: Every Child, Every Promise: Turning Failure Into Action

Posted by on December 1, 2006

New Study by America?s Promise Alliance Shows Two-Thirds of Youth Not Getting Resources Needed to Succeed; Alliance Issues Call to Action

A new study released by America?s Promise ? the Alliance for Youth, finds that when youth are provided with at least four out of five fundamental resources, their chances for success dramatically increase and damaging racial and economic gaps are significantly reduced. The data also show that more than two-thirds of youth are not currently receiving enough of these resources. The in-depth study, Every Child, Every Promise: Turning Failure Into Action, measures the presence and impact of Five Promises that affect the development of youth: caring adults; safe places; a healthy start; effective education; and opportunities to help others. The Alliance has issued a call to action outlining recommendations for policymakers and other sectors that impact the lives of children and youth.

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