Young Middle School Students Learn History, Self-Respect at Jean Childs Young Day

By Seth Coleman Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, is the epitome of a man:  smart, confident, stately, and thoughtful. His late first wife, Jean Childs Young was the embodiment of a lady:  intelligent, beautiful, elegant, and kindhearted. Now, administrators and community partners at the school named... Continue Reading →

Major League Baseball enlists two Atlanta legends for Civil Rights history lesson at Young Middle

In honor of Black History Month, Major League Baseball's long-time home run king Hank Aaron was joined by former U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Major League Baseball to talk to students about the sport's connection to the Civil Rights Movement during an assembly at Jean Childs Young Middle School on Feb. 14. Jimmie... Continue Reading →

R.E.A.L. Men Read literacy project targets APS second-graders

More than 180 male volunteers will fan out among Atlanta Public Schools' 4,000 second-graders to help boost literacy through the R.E.A.L. Men Read program. Started in Chicago's public school system and then to Houston, R.E.A.L. ("read, excel, achieve, lead") Men Read hopes to solve two ongoing concerns: the lack of visible male role models who... Continue Reading →

R.E.A.L Men Read program planning session scheduled for Thursday

The Read, Excel, Achieve, Lead (R.E.A.L.) Men Read steering committee, consisting of a virtual who’s who of Atlanta business, government and community leaders, convenes at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Center for Learning & Leadership, 130 Trinity Ave., SW, Atlanta 30303, to finalize the program, which will be launched next month. R.E.A.L. Men... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School cuts the ribbon on renovated facilities

UPDATE: For more photos from this morning's visit, click here. Members of the Young family joined members of the Young community in helping to solidify the legacy of Jean Childs Young with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the middle school’s massive renovation. Ambassador Andrew Young joined his daughter, Andrea Young, and several other family members to... Continue Reading →

Ribbon-cutting for newly renovated Jean Childs Young Middle School set for Friday

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Jean Childs Young Middle School is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 2. Ambassador Andrew Young, founding principal and co-chairman of Goodworks International, LLC; Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta; and Andrea Young, executive director, Andrew Young Foundation, are scheduled to participate. APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall and Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Toomer Elementary establishes diplomatic relations with Ambassador Young

Toomer Elementary School welcomes APS and the entire school community to participate in a "Talk with a Historical Icon Session" with former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young on Friday (Feb. 19), from 1 p.m t0 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. Toomer Principal Nicole Evans Jones and Toomer’s parent liaison, Joi Jackson, arranged the event and... Continue Reading →

APS high school students preview ‘Legacy: Black & White in America’

Filmmaker Richard Karz spent years compiling footage of African-American luminaries in the fields of education, entertainment and civil rights for his documentary on race relations. Once the project was complete, he decided to unveil the fruits of his labor to the next generation of leaders — 700 junior and senior high school students from Atlanta... Continue Reading →

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