America’s Promise Alliance is devoted to helping create the conditions for success for all young people, including the millions currently being left behind. Its work is powered by the belief that all children are capable of learning and thriving, and that every individual, institution and sector shares the responsibility to help young people succeed.
This new national initiative aims to develop and implement a national program and the first scalable turnkey mentoring solution for Opportunity Youth, delivered both before and after an Opportunity Youth is hired by a company. The initiative—which has launched in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.—matches Opportunity Youth with both trained community-based mentors and workplace mentors once employed. The Center of Promise, the research institute for America’s Promise, is responsible for the evaluation of the initiative.