On and Off the Wagon: America’s Promise at Two: Five Promises to Youth

Bill Alexander
July 1, 1999
  • Mentors — securing an ongoing relationship with a caring adult.
  • Safe Places — creating safe learning and play spaces.
  • Healthy Start — sharing ideas and information on best practices.
  • Marketable Skills — providing skills for employment through effective education.
  • Community Service — promoting volunteer youth service opportunities that give back to the community.


Alexander, Bill. "On and Off the Wagon: America’s Promise at Two: Five Promises to Youth." Youth Today, July/August 1999, p. 34.

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