AF-Jackson’s EdChoice Happy Hour

September 26, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint

200 District Boulevard, East Jackson, Mississippi 39211

Join AF-Jackson for a discussion about education as we welcome EdChoice’s Nathan Sanders from Louisiana.

This month, AF-Jackson will host Nathan Sanders, Louisiana’s Advocacy Director for EdChoice. Prior to joining EdChoice, Nathan worked with Americans for Prosperity. Active in politics and community, he is a member of his local Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program and serves on his local Kiwanis board of directors. Nathan is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. He was born and raised in Walker, LA, where he currently resides. He is passionate about ensuring that families have the opportunities and voice in their child’s education, which is foundational in that child’s future and the future of the communities that surround them.

The EdChoice team works tirelessly to build support for state programs that expand educational opportunities for as many students as possible.

The team is united by the shared mission to advance a K–12 education system where all families, regardless of race, origin or family income, are free to choose a learning environment—public or private, near or far, religious or secular—that works best for their children.

Join us for an evening of great discussions and networking.

Questions about the event? Contact [email protected].

AF-Jackson’s Day of Action

As part of our September Day of Action, Terun Moore, the executive director of Strong Arms of Mississippi, will join our happy hour to speak to the group and collect donations. AF-Jackson will donate to Strong Arms of Mississippi as an organization and we encourage our members to do the same.

Strong Arms of Mississippi was founded by formerly incarcerated men, Benny Ivey and Terun Moore, in 2018. Strong Arms of Mississippi is a Credible Messenger program designed to guide and mentor youth who are in and out of the Juvenile Justice System to direct them on a more positive path. Initial funds were established with help from The People’s Advocacy Institute, allowing Strong Arms of Mississippi to be able to add additional mentors and staff. After numerous community meetings and networking, the program launched with boots on the ground in communities at the beginning of 2020. Strong Arms of Mississippi now occupies Sykes Community Center in South Jackson, MS as well as working with the youth of Rankin County through Move Church in Pearl, MS.