Midland... One of the 100 Best Communities for Youth in
A GREAT PLACE FOR KIDS
Midland has done it again! For the fifth year in a row, the Greater
Midland area has achieved national recognition as one of the
America’s Promise Alliance 100 Best Communities for Young People. Greater Midland
received the award in Washington D.C., on September 12, 2012.
GREAT LAKES LOONS CELEBRATION
To celebrate this great honor, 200 free tickets were available for
K-12 youth to attend the April 20, 2013 Loons game.
MORE ON OUR AWARD Greater Midland - comprised of Midland County - was recognized due to its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make
the community an outstanding place for youth to live, learn, and grow.
"Being named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best is significant and meaningful to the entire community," said Midland Mayor Maureen Donker. "So many dedicated people and programs contributed to this win, and it further reinforces our belief that a strong youth focus impacts our community for the better."
On September 12, Greater Midland and the other 99 winning
communities were recognized at a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. In
addition to the 100 Best distinction, the top communities received $2,500
for a local celebration. Greater Midland also received signage identifying the community as
one of 100 Best for kids and access to community development resources through America’s Promise Alliance.
To find out more about just some of the many programs and initiatives
that make Greater Midland a 100 Best community for kids, view our
2012 application (in PDF format) or the YouTube video at
For information about the 100 Best competition and a complete list of
this year’s winning communities, visit http://www.americaspromise.org/100Best.