Milford's Promise Alliance

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Mentoring Program in the Elementary Schools 

Requires a commitment of just 1 hour per week!

Our program provides structured activities focused on improving academic ability and increasing self esteem. Mentor one child and change two lives.  You can make a positive difference in your life as well as the life of a child.

Click here to become a Mentor


RESPECT Campaign (Milford Where Respect Shines)

May is National Respect Month and we run a large campaign to identify Respect Stars and Ambassadors of Respect at each school.  We look for students that exemplify the message of RESPECT to their peers. Programs are currently offered at all public and parochial schools Grades K - 12, with expansion to other locations to come.


High School Student Intern Program

Milford's Promise forged an alliance with Jonathan Law High School in its inaugural year to work with them on their new initiative - Milford Public High Schools Community Internship Program. Plans include expansion to Joseph A. Foran High School

Milford's Community Internship will provide students with the opportunity to become productive and responsible citizens of the 21st century. The internship program enables students to extend their learning beyond the school while offering an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills to an independent career exploration in an area of personal excellence. This program joins the schools, home, and community to cultivate skills, attitudes, and talents. This will prepare high school graduates to succeed in college and careers, but also become informed responsible citizens who respect diversity, value lifelong learning, and lead fulfilling lives. 


Organization of Promise Program

We have created an application to identify Organizations in the community that are committed to fulfilling the 5 Promises for youth.  By identifying and recognizing schools businesses, churches and agencies in the community that are committed to youth we are helping to strengthen partnerships and make Milford a collaborative Community of Promise!!

If you feel your organization is committed to youth and fulfilling the 5 Promise. Please contact us for an application. When named an Organization of Promise, we provide you with a plaque to prominently hang to show your commitment to youth to the community.  We also ask that you attend the monthly Youth Services Network meetings to help promote partnerships for improving youth programs throughout Milford. We also offer you the opportunity to include articles in our tri-annual newsletter or post information on our Promise Station regarding youth programs and resources.

Current Organizations of Promise  

100 Best Communities in America Award



Milford’s Promise was the catalyst in completing and submitting the 100 Best application to Washington D.C.  The application process involves interviewing all youth servicing agencies in the community including the school system and compiling all of the wonderful ways Milford is committed to youth.  Each year over 2000 applications are submitted  from communities across America explaining how they are committed to the 5 Promises and why they feel they should be named one of the “100 Best Communities in America for Young People”.   We are extremely honored to announce that Milford was awarded this honor three years in a row. Even more exciting, Milford was the ONLY community in Connecticut to win this for the third time. 

Become an Organization of Promise

To sign-up to become a Milford Organization of Promise click on the link below to download an application in PDF format.

Organization of Promise Application

Organization of Promise Program

We are proud to recognize organizations in the community that share our mission for youth and are committed to fulfilling the 5 Promises set forth by America’s Promise. By identifying and recognizing schools businesses, churches and agencies in the community that are committed to youth we are helping to strengthen partnerships and make Milford a collaborative Community of Promise .Click here for an application to become an Organization of Promise.

Milford's Promise is a United Way of Milford Agency

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