For the third year in a row, America’s Promise
named the City of Coral Springs one of the
100 Best Communities for Young People.
In 2005, former Secretary of State
Colin Powell founded America’s
Promise to increase the health
and success of young people
from birth to 21 years of age.
This year, more than 300 com-
munities throughout the
nation applied for this honor.
Coral Springs was judged
on criteria regarding our City’s
commitment to fulfill five
essential promises critical to
the well-being of young people:
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.
“When a community provides all that its young people
need to be healthy and secure, they deserve to be honored
and showcased as an outstanding example of what it takes
to successfully nurture this nation’s young
people,” America’s Promise Founding
Chairman General Colin L. Powell said.
Coral Springs was once again
recognized in large part because
of the City’s Youth Services
Committee, which pulls together
community stakeholders from
public and private organiza-
tions, local businesses, the
Chamber of Commerce and
local government to empower
youth to pursue City leadership
opportunities and develop
solutions to youth problems.
The Family Success Center also
provides underserved families
with human services such as child
and family therapy, financial assistance
resources, job search training for teens, and
referrals to social services.
“Coral Springs, being a family community, has always
given the City reasons to explore opportunities to reach out
to families and provide for their needs, especially our young
people,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said.
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