Become a Partner
West Virginia's Promise is dedicated to mobilizing individuals, groups and organizations, from every part of West Virginia life, to build and strengthen the character and competence of our youth. Research indicates that as the number of developmental resources in a young person's life increases, important trends are seen. First, health compromising behavior decreases dramatically (alcohol, tobacco and other drug use), violence, attempted suicide and drinking diminish. And as the number of resources increases, positive and thriving behavior increase, including school success and optimism for the future. When your organization makes a formal commitment to West Virginia's Promise-The Alliance for Youth you will be joining thousands of individuals and organizations across the country who have formally pledged to "deliver America's Promise" to children and youth.
A Promise Place is a school, community center, place of worship, business, or organization that provides all Five Promises— caring adults; safe places; a healthy start; an effective education; and opportunities to help others--to youth.