Pitt County has been named to the list of the "100 Best Communities For Young People."
America's Promise Alliance included Pitt County in the 2011 list because of its 25 percent decrease in the dropout rate. The rankings were based on how communities addressed dropout rates and prepared youth for college.
Two years ago, Pitt County launched a program to reduce the local dropout rate by 50 percent. So far, it is halfway to its goal.