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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Inaugural Plainfield Youth Summit

Mayor Mapp and Councilor Williams enjoy a moment
at Plainfield's inaugural Youth Summit.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp hosted the inaugural Youth Summit on Saturday, January 16 at duCret School of Art.

Organized by the Grassroots Community Development Corporation, the event featured Morehouse College professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill as keynote speaker.

The auditorium at duCret was standing-room-only as about two hundred and fifty participants listened to speakers and participated in panel discussions. The walls were lined with information tables of various groups supporting youth development, job opportunities and training, and community service opportunities.

Here are some photos from the event taken by the Recreation Division, which coordinated the event.

First Lady Amelia Mapp and Recreation assistant.

Mayor Mapp has indicated he wishes to make this an annual event as part of the MLK celebrations.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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