Promise Station comes to Internet

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Promise Station, a new Internet site created to mobilize community resources benefiting Selma’s youth, is now a reality.

The site, a project of Selma’s Promise, was officially launched Jan. 29. Selma’s Promise is the local affiliate of America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, the nationwide effort championed by Colin Powell before he signed on to become secretary of state.

America’s Promise is built around five basic tenets, or promises. The five promises are that every child deserves:

The idea behind the Promise Station is to empower parents, schools, faith groups, youth organizations, businesses, local government and any caring citizen to identify and connect children and young people with the critical resources they need to become successful adults.

Rawls said that organizations are encouraged to use the site to post notices about upcoming events or to let others know about past projects they have been involved in.

Promise Stations across the country are made possible through a partnership with America’s Promise and a multi-year investment from Ford Motor Company and technology developed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The site can be accessed at www.selmaspromise.org.