White Plains is a great place for young people.
On Wednesday, the city was named by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. America’s Promise is a national competition to recognize local communities’ programs and initiatives aimed at supporting youth and ending the high school dropout crisis.
The city celebrated the accomplishment at the Reckson Metro Center on Hamilton Avenue, attended by Mayor Tom Roach, Superintendent Chris Clouet and Youth Bureau Executive Director Frank Williams along with business owners and community leaders.
“I am thankful for this award,” Roach said. “In White Plains, we don’t build up artificial banners. When we need to do something, we all get it done together. This is an acknowledgement of the hard work of so many different people to make sure our children our best prepared for life.
This was the first time that White Plains had been named to the nationwide list.
“We are so proud,” Clouet said. “White Plains stands with you. Support the kids, they deserve it.”