Friday, March 10, 2006

Education First For Affton!


Here is another example of why education and creating a sence of "place" in your community is so important to Affton and other areas. The photo shows a former Affton resident whose childhood was spent in High Ridge living on the streets and whose adult life has been spent bouncing between jobs in St. Louis city and county.

Although this individual has had success gaining regular corporate employment (we could call him an "achiever"), he often resorts to his behavior learned growing up on the streets. The clothes look convincing enough, yet he remains confused about his place in the community. His appearance can be disheveled and he resorts to begging for change with a coffee cup while at the workplace. The children of Affton deserve more. As mayor, I'll work within our two school districts to increase funding for more technology in the classrooms and I'll institute a mentoring program so that corporate leaders can help us groom the workforce of the future. Get out and vote on April 4!

3 Comments:

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Not Jennifer Gibbs said...

Proud of him we are.

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Not Erik Estrada said...

Mayor Patrick will give this man change!

 
At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you still running? What happened>

 

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