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.
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.