Posted to the Strib at 11 am today:
Five of the nation’s 100 Best SEO are here in Minnesota, according to America’s Promise Alliance, which on Thursday announced the winners of its 2008 competition… Northfield was lauded for its numerous youth groups, including a youth council that advises the mayor.
See the America’s Promise Alliance web pages for the 100 Best Communities for Young People. The image above on the right is a screen capture of the mouseover about Northfield. Click to enlarge. The press release included this:
All communities that took part in the 2008 competition completed an application based upon research from the National Academies of Science, Search Institute, Academy for Educational Development and Child Trends. This included submitting information on how their existing programs and initiatives help deliver the Five Promises—resources identified by the Alliance as being critical to the development of healthy, successful children: caring adults; safe places; healthy start; effective education; and opportunities to help others.
Applicants were also asked to describe how different sectors of their community work together to help children and families overcome challenges and specific efforts and programs developed to ensure that their young people graduate from high school prepared for college and/or the workforce.
A tip-of-the-blogger hat to Anthony Pierre for the alert.