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Caring Adults

Every child and youth needs and deserves support and guidance from caring adults in their families, schools, and communities, including ongoing, secure relationships with parents and other family adults, as well as multiple and consistent formal and informal positive relationships with teachers, mentors, coaches, youth volunteers, and neighbors.


Caring Adults

Ongoing relationships with caring adults — parents, mentors, tutors or coaches

Ideally, youth develop sustained connections with:

  • Parents or other caregivers.
  • Extended family members.
  • Neighbors and other adults youth see in their daily lives.
  • Adults who spend time with youth through schools and programs, including coaches, teachers, mentors, child care workers, youth workers, and employers.

Find out below how you can help America’s Promise fulfill Promise One: Caring Adults for America’s youth.

A caring adult serves as a guide, a mentor and a role model for young people. This sense of connection—within and outside the family—is a powerful factor that encourages good social skills, responsible values and a positive identity. Adult role models include parents, teachers, coaches, extended family members and tutors. All across the nation, America’s Promise Partners are connecting caring adults to young people.


Connect with these organizations that can help you fulfill Promise One: