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Jack And Jill Hosts Sneaker Gala To Celebrate Black Youth

The Eastern region of Jack and Jill of America hosted a sneaker gala to celebrate its high school seniors and their college plans.

Jack and Jill chapters in the Eastern United States hosted a sneaker gala to celebrate its future Black leaders.

WBZ TV reporter, Emmy winner Tammy Mutasa, took the mic to host the “Jack and Jill Sneaker Gala” on March 17. The gala was part of the teen conference for Jack and Jill’s overarching Eastern region an annual weekend event that brings together Black youth across the area.

In the annual celebration, high school seniors who are in the program dress elegantly as they make their introductions to Black society. The young women wear white gowns while their dates dress in black-tie suits as their college choices and career paths are announced. The tradition has been around for decades as a national organization to uplift and connect Black families.

While the event is typically a swanky affair, the attendees showcased their favorite kicks while still taking part in the time-honored tradition.

“It was formed by mothers to prepare young people for social justice, activism, and community service,” explained Mutasa.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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