Over the years, I have been involved with many worthwhile charitable organizations but Plummer Youth Promise holds a special place in my heart due to the amazing work it does for neglected and abused teens. Many of these adolescents have been in state care for years and have been moved more than 15 times. Plummer has three core operating principles: Permanency - every youth should have a safe, emotionally secure parenting relationship in a life-long, legal family. Preparedness - every youth should have the skills and support to meet his or her physical, emotional, educational, and economic needs. Community - every youth should have a safe place to live, a sense of belonging and a chance to positively contribute to the community.The original group home for boys was established by Carolyn Plummer in 1855. In 2017, the name of the organization was changed to Plummer Youth Promise to more accurately reflect its expanding mission which includes Foster Care, Group Home and Supported Apartments, OnPoint, and Intensive Permanency Services. To learn more about Plummer's history of success and future plans for expansion, go to the website at www.plummeryouthpromise.org.