*Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable‘s Hutchinson Scholar-Athlete program stands in sharp contrast to the college cheating scandal involving athletic programs at USC and other colleges.
The awards program honors top inner-city school scholar athletes at Los Angeles high schools. The honorees are athletes who have attained excellence in the classroom, a sterling GPA, and in community service activities as well as in their sport. The program shows that inner city athletes can attain academic and sports excellence in colleges if given the opportunity.
“The great tragedy is that programs like our scholar-athlete program are not recognized and supported by college coaches and administrators at schools such as USC,” says Hutchinson,” This program would boost the schools prestige, provide opportunities for academically achieving inner city athletes, and send the message that cheating to get into a sports program is unnecessary and will not be tolerated.”
In related news …
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Sunday March 17 announced that thousands of persons have watched his March 10 street townhall from a downtown L.A. homeless encampment.
They have offered enthusiastic support for the movement to take back L.A. County government from billionaires, developers and the downtown L.A. political establishment. He pledges a hard fight to enact a Sanders-Cortez progressive agenda on wealth inequality, housing unaffordability, jail and law enforcement reform, transportation gridlock, Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, and total open government.
The street townhall is the first in a series of Facebook Live-streamed street townhalls to be held throughout the year to discuss county (and national) problems and issues at diverse communities in L.A. County of Board of Supervisor’s 2nd District. Hutchinson has formed an exploratory committee in a run for the 2nd District Supervisor’s seat. Follow his Take Back L.A. County Movement at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/451820292226587/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
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