Tassel Depot® today announced it has become an official partner of America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of young people. As a partner, Tassel Depot® will work with America’s Promise to increase the nation’s graduation rate and help America’s young people receive the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.

“Creating stronger communities where youth feel supported and encouraged is essential to America’s future strength and vitality,” said John Gomperts, President and CEO of America's Promise. “By coming together in common purpose, we demonstrate our commitment and the fact that we all have a role to play in the success of our children and youth, and we are infinitely more powerful as a united force. We’re thrilled that Tassel Depot® has joined this movement.”

Founded in 1997 at the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, America’s Promise leads an alliance of organizations, communities and individuals dedicated to fulfilling the presidential declaration signed on that day calling upon the nation to keep five crucial promises to every young person in America: the presence of caring adults in their lives; safe surroundings to live, learn and grow; healthy starts and healthy childhoods; an effective education that builds marketable skills; and opportunities to serve others.

Tassel Depot®, the world’s leading manufacturer of graduation tassels and trimmings since 1864, has been involved in graduation-related causes locally, and now nationally, through its Tassels 4 a Cause program. It has been a champion of educational advancement in elementary education by providing caps and tassels to Title 1 schools by through non-profit and corporate partnerships. 

As an official partner, Tassel Depot® will support and take part in the work of America’s Promise to help more of the nation’s young people finish high school prepared for college and the 21st century workforce. The company will also be an active partner in supporting the work of the organization’s signature GradNation campaign, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020 and increasing postsecondary enrollment and completion.

“Our mission goes way beyond manufacturing high-quality tassels,” said Roger Leavy, President of Tassel Depot®. “We are committed to giving back to the community and ensuring the success of our schools. We are excited to be part of the Alliance and its efforts to help increase graduation rates. There’s nothing more fulfilling than making sure young people who would otherwise fall through the cracks walk down the aisle to receive their diplomas.”

In addition to the GradNation campaign, America’s Promise and its research institute, the Center for Promise, support and distribute numerous reports highlighting the latest research and data for communities and youth development practitioners. This includes the annual Building a GradNation report. As a partner, Tassel Depot® will have early access to all of America’s Promise-commissioned research, tools and events as well as opportunities to connect with and learn from other Alliance partners.

To learn more about America’s Promise Alliance, visit www.americaspromise.org. For more information about the GradNation campaign, visit www.gradnation.org.

Established in 1864, Tassel Depot® produces the highest quality cords, tassels, and other novelty trimmings for many industries, including graduation, printing, special event, packaging, advertising, pet, apparel, accessories, restaurant, hotel, cosmetic, costume, hosiery and flag and serves every continent in the world. Its tassels and cords are manufactured in the U.S. Tassel Depot® values social responsibility to community by donating time and financial resources to many non-profits.

For press inquiries about Tassel Depot® and its community involvement, both locally and internationally, contact Andrew M. Rose from Rose Marcom LLC at 561-945-9356 or andy@rosemarcom.com. For more information about Tassel Depot®, visit the company’s web site at www.tasseldepot.com or call (954) 698-0000.
 
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