U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) today congratulated Tennessee cities Bristol, Germantown and Nashville on being selected an America’s Promise Alliance “100 Best Communities for Young People.” Each community is being honored for providing healthy, safe and caring environments for young people.
“I’m pleased that America’s Promise is recognizing the good work happening in Bristol, in Germantown and in Nashville,” said Senator Alexander. “It’s important that when our communities work together for the benefit of our children we recognize that achievement. I’m confident that the collaboration between community leaders and teachers in these cities will continue to be a success.”
"Young people are confronted with so many challenges today, and it’s important that they live in environments where they can grow, thrive, and reach their potentials,” said Senator Corker. “I thank America’s Promise for recognizing Tennessee communities that are among the nation’s best for developing young people and will continue to work closely with Senator Alexander to ensure Tennessee remains one of the best places to live in America.”
The America’s Promise Alliance and Capital One “100 Best Communities for Young People” competition chooses communities that fulfill the “Five Promises” to provide fundamental resources children and youth need to succeed: caring adults who are actively involved in their lives; safe places in which to learn and grow; a healthy start toward adulthood; an effective education that builds marketable skills; and opportunities to help others.
The program was first launched in 2005 by General Colin L. Powell, founder of America’s Promise Alliance.