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HONOLULU IS ONE OF ‘100 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’
(Fri., Oct. 14, 2011)—The City and County of Honolulu has achieved national recognition as one of America’s Promise Alliance “100 Best Communities for Young People” presented by ING for its initiatives to help young people. The competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school dropout rates and creating brighter futures for young people.
The City’s 2011 recognition marks the fourth win for
“We are proud of this national recognition,” said
The City was named one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities” because
This national recognition demonstrates our commitment to local young people. The award fosters local pride, bolsters economic development, and shines a spotlight on people and programs that are building better communities. The competition also facilitates the sharing of best practices among communities nationwide regarding education, access to health care, reading score improvement, youth service, and pre-school enrollment, among many other areas.
For more information, visit http://www.americaspromise.org/Our-Work/100-Best-Communities-for-Young-People/2011-Winners/Honolulu-HI.aspx .
Media contact: Leinaala Nakamura, Department of Community Services, 768-5788