America's Promise

For the 6th Year in a Row
Grand Forks is Named One of the
100 Best Communities for Young People
Grand Forks achieved national recognition as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING for its initiatives to help young people. The competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school dropout rates and providing service and support to their youth.

A six-time winner of the 100 Best Communities for Young People competition, Grand Forks has shown its commitment to enhancing youth education by offering programs that provide safe places, paring educators with students in need and providing community service opportunities for young people.

“It is an honor to have the efforts of the city and all our community partners recognized this way. One of our Grand Forks Promise pillars is a commitment to young people and this validates the work people all around the community are doing.” said Grand Forks Mayor Michael R. Brown.

This recognition is based on the collective efforts of dozens of organizations and entities in the community, all of whom focus on their role in making sure our young people have the opportunities to succeed.

Please visit these community partner's websites to learn about the great things going on and how you can get engaged.

Did we miss you? Send us an e-mail with pictures, videos, etc so we can recognize you as one of the partners of one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.


City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO