Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation Presents "Livin' for the City" - An Oral History of the First Year of the Jackson Administration

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The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation announces the first of the new lecture series planned for the students at the Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School. "Livin' for the City" (written by author Pearl Cleage and Walter Huntley, will be read and performed by the drama students at the high school. Brooke Jackson Edmond, Mayor Jackson's daughter is the new CEO of the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation.

The Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment, to support a positive value system and to instill a commitment to ethical public service for the youth we work with

The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation announces the first of a new lecture series planned for the students at the Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School. Livin' for the City, will be read and performed by the drama students at the high school on Tuesday, April 14th at 10:30 in the school auditorium.

Livin' for the City is an oral history written by Pearl Cleage and Walter Huntley based on the first campaign and the first year of the Maynard Jackson administration. Following the student presentation, Cleage and Huntley - who were both a part of the Jackson administration - will engage in a question and answer session with the students.    

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School is located at 801 Glenwood Avenue, SE; Atlanta, GA 30316 (404-802-5200). The principal is Dr. Shirlene Carter.

The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation was founded by Mayor Maynard Jackson in 1992 to teach leadership skills to young people. John Holley, the Foundation President and Valerie Jackson, Mayor Jackson's widow and an active participant in the Foundation, have been responsible for many components of the programs including leadership training.

"The Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment, to support a positive value system and to instill a commitment to ethical public service for the youth we work with," said Brooke Jackson Edmond, a member of the Board of Directors of the Youth Foundation and Mayor Jackson's daughter. "These are the principles my father taught those around him to live by and these are the values that we remain committed to pass on to the now generation. We hope to bring many meaningful programs such as Livin' for the City to the Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School and to continue to grow the Youth Foundation as a part of my father's legacy," Ms. Edmond added.

The lecture series is sponsored by Jackmont Hospitality, Dan Halpern, President and CEO. The public is invited to attend; however, seating is limited. Please contact 404-802-5200 for more information.

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