Boys Town Named One of America's "100 Best Communities” for Sixth Time Print Content Email Content Page Image Page Content With outstanding results in the classroom, Boys Town has been named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING six times. “Being named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best is significant and meaningful to the entire community,” said Father Steven Boes, Boys Town National Executive Director. “So many dedicated people and programs contributed to this win and it further reinforces our belief that a focus on youth and families pays dividends to the entire community.” Boys Town was recognized as one of the 100 Best for a sixth time because its at-risk young people continue to grow, thrive and become productive citizens. The organization’s strong commitment to helping young people succeed in school is just one reason for the designation. “It is especially timely to recognize communities like Boys Town that have come together to make supporting young people a top priority and that are committed to helping young Americans reach their full potential,” said John Gomperts, America’s Promise Alliance president and CEO. “The 100 Best winners are doing outstanding work delivering the Five Promises that create the conditions for all young people to have the best chance for success. We hope the example set by these communities provides inspiration for others to take action.” America’s Promise, a national alliance founded in 1997 by General Colin Powell to challenge the nation to make children and youth a national priority, recognizes communities doing right by their young people and going the extra mile to address the challenges they face to ensure they find the path to success.