County Gets National Kudos
Solano Ranks Among Top 100 For Young People
By Reporter Staff
Article Launched: 01/25/2008
Solano County again has been named one of the top 100 communities for young people for the third year in a row.
America's Promise Alliance, the nation's largest alliance dedicated to children and youth, announced Thursday that Solano County has been named a 2008 winner of its 100 Best Communities for Young People competition.
More than 300 communities in all 50 states applied for the honor this year.
Solano County was selected as one of the 100 Best because of its collaborative approach to helping its young people. This year the award focused on the concerted efforts to reduce the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
The presentations to middle school students by the Public Defender on the dangers of methamphetamine, a push to keep the at-risk youth involved in the Juvenile and Family Drug Courts in school and successful in their educational goals and the efforts of the various community organizations with city-based teams exemplified the countywide efforts.
Additionally, in keeping with their commitment that all kids have health insurance, a comprehensive health-care coverage plan for kids who do not qualify for public programs has insured 96 percent of children in Solano County for the last five years.
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