Cambridge has been chosen as one of the 100 best communities for Young People for the fifth time by American’s Promise Alliance and ING.
The competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school dropout rates and providing service and support to their youth. Cambridge is the only city in New England to become a five-time winner, according to city spokeswoman Ini Tomeu.
Other Massachusetts communities that appeared on the top 100 this year were Somerville, Bedford, Brockton and Fall River.
“Cambridge’s selection for the fifth time as one of America’s 100 Best Communities for Young People reflects the unwavering support this city has shown to the needs of its children and youth,” said Mayor David P. Maher in a press release today.
“The city’s unprecedented effort to provide summer jobs to almost 950 Cambridge teenagers and the collaboration between the city, non-profit agencies and businesses to provide unique private sector employment opportunities to additional youth show that we are committed to preparing our young people with 21st Century skills.”
Other communities that have been named one of the top 100 communities for Young People can be found online at: http://www.americaspromise.org/Our-Work/100-Best-Communities-for-Young-People/Five-Time-Winners.aspx