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President Bill Clinton to Keynote Recommit to Kids Summit; Joins Gen. Colin Powell and Alma Powell as America’s Promise Alliance Convenes Education, Business, Non-Profit, Media, Faith and Youth Leaders to Focus the Nation on Children and Youth

NEW YORK (FNN NEWS) — Is the American Dream reachable or at risk for America’s young people?  That question will be at the heart of conversations at Recommit to Kids |The Summit for America’s Futurea national gathering by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, on April 18 in NYC.  While the nation’s young people fare better today than they did 20 years ago, many of the most vulnerable still face innumerable challenges and multiple adversities that hinder positive developmental outcomes and educational success, impacting their chances at fulfilling their American Dream.

Twenty years after the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, which all living US presidents attended, this month’s daylong summit, hosted by America’s Promise Founding Chair Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and current Chair Alma J. Powell, will convene more than 500 leaders from business, philanthropy, nonprofit sector, government, education and the faith community, along with dozens of young people. The summit seeks to engage participants in serious and necessary conversations around the issues young people face, re-energize people who work with and advocate for kids every day and attract new supporters to commit to the cause.

WHAT: Recommit to Kids | The Summit for America’s Future

WHO: America’s Promise Founding Chair and Chair, Gen. Colin Powell and Alma Powell, and President & CEO, John Gomperts.

President Bill Clinton to provide the keynote address.

Confirmed summit speakers include: Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation; Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education; Dorothy Stoneman, founder of YouthBuild; Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright and professor; Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker and immigration rights activist; Melissa Harris-Perry, professor and journalist; Michael Lomax, president & CEO, UNCF; Alicia Menendez, journalist; George Weiss, founder and chairman, Say Yes Foundation; and Nikole Hannah-Jones, racial justice investigative reporter, New York Times magazine; Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries; Soledad O’Brien, founder and CEO, Starfish Media Group; Greg Fischer, Louisville, KY mayor; among others. For a full speaker and honoree list, visit www.Recommit2Kids.org.

WHERE: New York Marriott Marquis Times Square  |  1535 Broadway, New York City

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 2017  |  8:00 AM3:00 PM

SOURCE  | America’s Promise Alliance

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