Educational choice advocate and champion for choice Lisa Leslie joined the American Federation for Children in Kissimmee, Florida for the annual Policy Summit. Lisa shared her insight and experience from working in the education reform movement as an outspoken supporter for educational choice.
Champion for Choice spokesperson Lisa Leslie joined the American Federation for Children and a coalition of more than a dozen organizations to show her support for educational choice at the D.C. Put Kids First celebration.
In conjunction with National School Choice Week, Lisa spoke about her commitment to fighting for quality educational options for every child.
One of my favorite events of the year is the ESPY Awards. It is a fantastic opportunity for sports stars, celebrities and fans to join forces and celebrate the athletic achievements of the past year – And this year was no exception!
I was especially excited for this year’s event as I had the opportunity to co-host “Champions for Choice in Education” with Jalen Rose and Kevin P. Chavous. The event allowed us to educate fellow celebrities and athletes about the importance of educational choice.
An estimated 300 people, including some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, came out to the WP-24 Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton for the Champions for Choice in Education event. I was so grateful to see so many friends, athletes, stars and education advocates all in one room. You can see some of the pictures from the event on AFC's Facebook page.
What a night! Together with more than 300 supporters we hosted our second annual Champions for Choice pre-ESPYS event. Hosted by Lisa Leslie and Jalen Rose, the event was a huge success. We were able to share the importance of providing parents with educational options so that every child may attend the very best schools. Here's a highlight video from the evening.
There was a little March Madness at the state capitol Monday. Former Fab-Fiver and Indiana Pacer Jalen Rose made a fast break for school reform in Indiana.
“Demand quality schools, demand the opportunity for your young men and young women to be educated at a high level,” said Rose.
Rose also puts his money where his mouth is and took action in Michigan.
“That’s why I started a tuition free public charter high school in the City of Detroit my hometown,” Rose said. Read more by clicking here.
Over 2,000 of our friends in Louisiana had the opportunity to spend “An Evening with Marvin Sapp,” last night, in celebration of educational options for African American families.
The Grammy-nominated, Dove, Stellar and BET award-winning gospel artist and Michigan pastor was in Baton Rouge, LA as part of his multi-city tour, sponsored by the Black Alliance for Educational Options through its “Give Parents a Choice, Give Children a Chance” campaign.
Dr. Sapp is a proponent of school choice, as he opened a charter school in Grand Rapids, Michigan this school year for performing arts students. The Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology is the first performing arts school in the West Michigan area.
In addition to a special performance for the crowd, Sapp also talked about the importance of educational options for all students, and the choices available in the state for families seeking better educational opportunities.
Champions for Choice in Education are committed to ensuring that every child - no matter their zip code, no matter the parent's income, and no matter the color of their skin - has access to an excellent education.