Americas Promise Alliance - About the Alliance

Mission & Purpose

Building on the legacy of founding chairman, General Colin Powell, we are a strong and effective partnership alliance committed to ensuring children experience the fundamental resources they need to succeed.

The Five Promises

The Five Promises are the fundamental resources that young people need to succeed: Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others


America’s Promise Alliance is guided by leaders from all sectors of American life: The business community; nonprofits, community groups, policymakers, experts in children’s and youth issues, concerned individuals and young people.

Our History

America's Promise grew out of the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future in 1997. Presidents Clinton, Bush, Carter and Ford, along with Nancy Reagan, challenged America to make youth a national priority.