For Immediate Release
Contact: Gayle Jackson, DeSean Jackson Foundation (412) 733-8376
DeSean Jackson, CEO and Co-Founder, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, and his mother, Gayle Jackson, are scheduled to visit Ernest Just Elementary and Stewart Middle School, Tampa, Florida. Mr. Jackson is scheduled to arrive at Ernest Just Elementary at 12:30 p.m. to meet with the high-regarded principal, Principal Ire Carolina,students and faculty; and, the Jacksons will continue on to Stewart Middle School directly afterwards to make a presentation of new books to the esteemed principal of Stewart Middle Magnet School, Dr. Baretta Wilson.
Gayle Jackson, a former probation officer in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA, states that today’s visits will, hopefully, raise social consciousness to the national dialogue regarding social injustice, disparities and gentrification; and, showcase two schools that are changing the lives of vulnerable families and children in their communities regardless of their dire circumstances.
Principal Carolina states, “Our vision, at Just Elementary, is for students to become life-long learners and have a positive impact on their community. Just Elementary is located in West Tampa across from North Boulevard Homes where students have been a product of generational poverty”. Stewart Middle School is in walking distance from Just Elementary, states DeSean Jackson, and its awesome to see how the students excel under Dr. Wilson’s leadership. Both Dr. Wilson and Principal Carolina are dedicated to providing their students and families with as many opportunities as possible to prepare them academically and socially for life’s challenges.
It is imperative, Gayle Jackson states, that my son know the true meaning of Social Justice, and to use the platform that he has been blessed with to impact the lives of those who have no voice. Today, marks another step in that direction in our lives as a family and advocates for social change.
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