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First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Harper High School

Apr 10, 2013

We just learned that First Lady Michelle Obama will visit students and counselors at Harper High School today, after addressing a meeting to address youth violence in Chicago hosted by mayor Rahm Emanuel. In February we produced two hours of stories about Harper.

From the White House press release:

Following the First Lady's remarks on youth empowerment at the “Joint Luncheon Meeting: Working Together to Address Youth Violence in Chicago,” hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, she will meet with a small group of students and counselors at Harper High to hear firsthand about their experiences.

Harper High School is a Chicago public school that has been profoundly affected by violence – 29 current or former students have been shot in the past year; 8 of them died.
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Harper High School is located on Chicago’s South Side and serves the West Englewood neighborhood. Of the high school’s approximately 600 students, the majority are considered ‘low-income’ and 22% are enrolled in special education courses.

The First Lady’s remarks to the “Joint Luncheon Meeting: Working Together to Address Youth Violence in Chicago” will be livestreamed at digital.cityofchicago.org.