Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Leaders in Lowell
Leaders in Lowell Joins America’s Promise Alliance
Supports the Call to Improve the Lives of America’s Young People
Lowell — April 24, 2019 — Leaders in Lowell today announced it has become an official
partner of America’s Promise Alliance. As a partner, Leaders in Lowell will work with America’s Promise to help America’s young people receive the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.
America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of
children and youth. The Alliance brings together more than 400 national organizations and
thousands of community leaders to focus the nation’s attention on young people’s lives and
voices, lead bold campaigns to expand opportunity, conduct groundbreaking research on what
young people need to thrive, and accelerate the adoption of strategies that help young people
succeed. GradNation, a signature campaign, has helped to increase the nation’s high school
graduation rate to a record high. In the past 12 years, an additional 2 million young people have
graduated from high school.
“Creating stronger communities where youth feel supported and encouraged is essential to America’s future strength and vitality,” said John Gomperts, president and CEO of America’s Promise. “By coming together in common purpose, we demonstrate our commitment and the fact that we all have a role to play in the success of our children and youth, and we are infinitely more powerful as a united force. We’re thrilled that Leaders in Lowell has joined this movement.”
Founded in 1997 at the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, America’s Promise leads an
alliance of organizations, communities and individuals dedicated to fulfilling the presidential
declaration signed on that day calling upon the nation to keep five crucial promises to every
young person in America: the presence of caring adults in their lives; safe surroundings to live,
learn and grow; healthy starts and healthy childhoods; an effective education that builds
marketable skills; and opportunities to serve others.
As an official partner, Leaders in Lowell will support and take part in the work of America’s Promise to help more of the nation’s young people experience the Five Promises and finish high school prepared for college and the 21st century workforce.
“Leaders in Lowell is beyond thrilled to be able to begin a partnership with APA, its efforts and mission over the past 22 years are inspirational and it will be an honor to learn from the alliance as well as use our own ideas to help further the involvement of youth in their communities.”
To learn more about America’s Promise Alliance, visit www.americaspromise.org.