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Brockton´s Promise is an initiative to help build
the character and competence of our city´s young people.
The mission is to promote a climate of unity and partnership that shall enlist the motivated, concerned, and diverse people of Brockton to mobilize support from all sectors of the community in order to fulfill the Five Promises. The Five Promises are:
1. Caring Adults
Ongoing relationships with caring adults -- parents, mentors, tutors or coaches
-- offer youth support, care and guidance.
2. Safe Places
Safe places with structured activities during non-school hours provide both physical and emotional safety for youth.
3. Healthy Start
Adequate nutrition, exercise, and health care pave the way for healthy bodies, healthy minds, and smart habits for adulthood.
4. Marketable Skills
Marketable skills through effective education help youth navigate the transition from school to work successfully.
5. Opportunities to Serve
Opportunities to give back through community service enhance self-esteem, boost confidence and heighten a sense of responsibility to the community.
On September 26, 2005, Brockton was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Brockton received the 100 Best honor from America's Promise, in part, because of the community´s strong educational resources and collaborative programs on behalf of children and youth.
Brockton´s Promise ensures that youth living in some of the city´s highest crime neighborhoods receive the social and emotional support they need to feel safe, loved and respected. Brockton´s Promise has become a gathering place for a number of youth serving agencies that recognize the importance of collaboration to helping sustain quality programs.
Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office
32 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301