Press Release: On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Father’s Auxiliary of the Greater Channel Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. sponsored a discussion with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and high school and middle school students on racial profiling and police encounters.
The event, which was held at Peck Elementary School, also included Attorney Charles Livingston and Pastor Vern Cooper as guest panelists. About 150 high school and middle school students and parents from Houston and surrounding areas including Pearland, Beaumont and Humble were in attendance to discuss this important and timely issue.
“Our children are the greatest asset of our community. It is our responsibility as adults to arm them with information so they can make great choices,” stated Houston Police Chief McClelland.
Greater Channel Chapter President Paula Harris added, “There was a huge value to have our children and our community have access to Chief McClelland and Attorney Livingston. Our youth needed to be armed with this information as they start driving and growing in this city.”
Police Chief McClelland believes that these dialogues should be continued with the community.
Background on Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Jack and Jill is a nationwide organization with over 200 chapters in 35 states and the District of Columbia, representing over 30,000 family members. The core of the Jack and Jill of America philosophy is that every child – if given the proper guidance and opportunity – can be developed into a leader. The organization’s National Theme is “Power & Potential: Parents Empowering Youth through Leadership Development Cultural Heritage and Community Service.” For more information visit http//jackandjil1gcc.com