DuPage County Board Member visits Addison Trail

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On May 25, DuPage County Board Member (District 1) Michael Childress visited Addison Trail to meet with District 88 and Addison Trail administrators, staff members and students.

Addison Trail junior Mekalah Haywood, sophomore Shamar Brown and Student Success Coordinator VaLarie Humphrey gave Childress a tour of the building; shared information about the school’s BEYOND Club, which provides mentorship and academic support for black students to enable them to thrive holistically in high school and BEYOND; and discussed future initiatives and partnership opportunities.

Childress also is President of the DuPage County Branch of the NAACP. According to http://dupagecountynaacp.org, “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”

For more information about Childress, go to https://www.dupagecounty.gov/government/county_board/childress.php.