Calvert Co. is Named Top Community for Second Year

National Honor Lauds Dedication to Young People

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md.—Calvert County has been named one of the country's 100 Best Communities for Young People for 2011 by America's Promise Alliance following its first-time selection for the award in 2010. The 100 Best Communities award celebrates America's young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school. The competition honors cities, counties and towns working to decrease high school dropout rates and create brighter futures for young people.

America's Promise Alliance lauded Calvert County for its commitment to education and collaboration among the agencies, nonprofits, businesses and community organizations that provide services to children and youth. The organization also recognized the county's high graduation rate, the provision of family services through the Calvert County Family Network and the school system's service learning component.

A wide variety of Calvert County citizens were involved in the award application as part of the Interagency Council for Children and Youth, with the Calvert Collaborative for Children & Youth (CCCY) serving as the lead organization. The application process comprised four months of research, drafting and coordination.

In 2011, more than 300 communities in all 50 states and Washington, DC, were nominated for the 100 Best competition. The winners come from 39 states.

The award includes two signs designating the county as one of the 100 best places for children and young people. To learn more about the award, visit the America's Promise Alliance Web site. Visit online for an America's Promise Alliance profile of Calvert County along with award details from Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth.

Source: Calvert County Commissioners

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