White Plains is among the 100, Best Communities for Young People in the USA, as determined by the America’s Promise Alliance, which held a national competition to recognize local programs and initiatives aimed at supporting young people and ending the high school dropout crisis. The award was announced in a live webcast Oct. 12 by the alliance and ING and was viewed at the White Plains Library by a crowd that included city and White Plains School District officials.
From left: White Plains Youth Bureau Director Frank Williams, Mayor Thomas Roach and Schools Superintendent Christopher Clouet
Mayor Thomas Roach said the city “has proven its commitment and dedication to young people through our model Youth Bureauy and stellar school system. I am proud to join the other great cities nationwide in accepting this award.”
The America’s Promise Alliance raises awareness and supports communities to ensure that young people have the fundamental resources needed to graduate high school and succeed in college, work and life.