America's PromiseAmerica's Promise
is a foundation
started by Colin Powell
to help children from all socioeconomic sectors after a conference about the subject. The program has 5 simple goals for its young beneficiaries:
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- Ongoing relationships with caring adults in their lives - parents, mentors, tutors, or coaches;
- Safe places with structured activities during nonschool hours;
- Healthy start and future;
- Marketable skills through effective education; and
- Opportunities to give back through community service.