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July 28, 2011.  Elected Officials  Parks & Recreation  Civic Organizations  Juvenile Corrections  Medical Services  Businesses  Military  School.

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1 July 28, 2011

2  Elected Officials  Parks & Recreation  Civic Organizations  Juvenile Corrections  Medical Services  Businesses  Military  School Personnel  Social Services  Faith-Based Groups  Court Services  Youth Facilities  Law Enforcement

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4  Website address:  Was founded in 1997 by then Secretary of State Colin Powell.  "Together we can - and we will - prepare children and youth for college, work and life." - General Colin Powell

5  The Five Promises are those developmental resources — wrap-around supports — that young people need for success in life. America’s Promise is built around the framework of ensuring that all young people experience these Promises.  Caring Adults Caring Adults  Safe Places Safe Places  A Healthy Start A Healthy Start  Effective Education Effective Education  Opportunities to Help Others Opportunities to Help Others

6  Communities in all 50 states have registered as partners with America’s Promise to deliver these promises.  They have tackled the key issues of the time through the five promises.  They have expanded their services to meet the needs of the children. One way does not fit all!

7  According to statistics provided by the Crater Planning District, the median household income in 2009 for Prince George was $66,049. The closest to us was Surry at $53,320.  Our unemployment rate is below 7 percent.  Our Public School Division is lauded as being innovative and effective and a leader in our region.

8  Our Parks & Recreation Department is full- service and offers numerous programs. We had 2200 kids enrolled last year.  We have active groups likes Boys and Girls Scouts that fill important needs to kids who may not play sports.  We have numerous churches of every denomination who have active youth groups.

9  2010 numbers show we have 8,052 kids being raised in Prince George County. That is 22.5 percent of our population.  The Public School Division estimates 6,349 students are estimated to be enrolled in pre- k through grade 12 for the school term.  We also have approximately 113 kids who were home-schooled last year.

10  8.6 percent of our families live below the poverty level, which includes 11.6 percent of our children.  Many of the children in these families live in single-parent households, or are dependent upon grandparents for support.  The school year showed that 37.4 percent of our students were on free or reduced lunch plans, or 2,378 students.

11  The last report from DSS shows that children received $186, in public insurance benefits, which is the FAMIS program.  juveniles were sent to Crater Youth Academy last year for a total of 1150 total days.

12  The brightest and best deserve to be part of education, athletic and art programs to advance their skills.  Advance job learning programs and internships.  Be part of improved community facilities.  Open opportunities to be part of technology at its highest level, not just video games & cell phones.

13 PG’s Promise Youth Stakeholders Community Support Incubator of New Ideas

14  Becomes the identity for serving youth in Prince George County.  Coordinates & collaborates with all youth programs to support and advance each mission. Still allows for total independence of all programs without interference.  Collects data and records as to how the five promises are being met.

15  Will become a 501c3 for purposes of raising and distributing funds to youth stakeholders.  Will be aggressive in pursuing grants and corporate gifts.  Will sponsor events that magnify the mission of the youth stakeholders.  Will tell the story of the success of Prince George’s kids & their stakeholders.

16  Programs  Facilities  Events  Representative on state and national stages.  Creative ways to give our kids a competitive advantage in a tough and challenging world.

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18  Youth stakeholders meet again at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 to continue discussion after reviewing America’s Promise on their own.  If there is support to move forward, then establish a committee to draw up a charter and by-laws and then set a date to elect officers and Board of Directors.

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