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Document Number: 7208

Every Child, Every Promise: Turning Failure into Action - This study examines how well children are receiving the "Five Promises" caring adults, safe places and constructive use of time, a healthy start and healthy development, effective education for marketable skills and lifelong learning, and opportunities to make a difference through helping others key developmental resources that correlate with success. Although the report finds good news shows how to turn failure into action, it also finds that there is much work to do: (1) Only 31% of school-age children are receiving enough promises to be confident of success; (2) More than 10 million children are experiencing only 0 or 1 Promise; (3) 20% of young people, or 8.5 million, lack caring adults in their lives; only 8% of children have a formal mentor; (4) More than 40% do not believe they will be able to reach their goals in the future. (America's Promise, 2006) ...

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