Birmingham, Sylacauga and Tuscaloosa County were named to the America’s Promise Alliance Top 100 Communities For Young People today. Sylacauga is a record five-time recipient and Birmingham and Tuscaloosa County have each received two nods from the APA.
Now in its fifth cycle, the competition searches the nation for communities of all sizes and demographics that go above and beyond to help decrease dropout rates among high school students and provide services and support to prepare their youth for a successful life.
The 100 communities honored also receive a $2,500 grant to further an existing youth program or to help celebrate their achievements.
To see all the 2011 winners, please visit the APA site.