A plan to provide comprehensive cradle to college support and services in Savannah’s chronically low-income areas will be presented at Mayor Otis Johnson’s Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Savannah Civic Center.
The Savannah-Chatham Youth Futures Authority is heading the effort to qualify for one of 20 Promise Neighborhood planning grants pledged by President Barack Obama.
Obama and Biden will create 20 Promise Neighborhoods in areas that have high levels of poverty and crime and low levels of student academic achievement in cities across the nation. The Promise Neighborhoods will be modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone, which provides a full network of services, including early childhood education, youth violence prevention efforts and after-school activities, to an entire neighborhood from birth to college.
Now if Mayor Johnson could just tell us what kinds of food to eat. Wait, that’s making it’s way down the pike, too. Nothing to worry about now for the rest of our lives! Behold the awesome power of government: the state-legislated Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority (where the Mayor used to be Executive Director)…what would we do without ’em!