Box 21, Folder 35, Document 8

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August 22, 1967 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404


R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison

Dear Fellow Citizen:

According to the school system records, I see that you may not be planning to
return to school this fall. I hope that this is not the case.

As chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Opportunity Campaign, I am inter-
ested in you and your future.

Our City needs you. But even more, your education is improtant to you and the
skills you can develop. To stop school now is a cruel form of self-punishment.
If you get a skill or receive a high school diploma, it will not only mean more
money in your pocket, it will mean a better life for you.

If you are not interested in going to regular academic day classes, you can
attend evering or day vocational - technical classes or go to evening academic or
evening training classes.

For your own good -- for money in your .pocket -- it is necessary that you
learn a skill or get a high school diploma. There are many jobs available right
now if you have the skills needed to do them.

I urge you to reconsider your decision to quit school. Problems, whatever
they may be, should not keep you out of school. If you need help or guidance or if
you need answers about the school programs you can get, call the Atlanta School 761-5411, Ext. 220 or the Atlanta Youth Council at 522-4463, Ext. 437.

No matter what you may now feel about continuing school,’ I strongly urge you
so seriously consider one of the vocational or academic programs available to you.
Think of yourself and take advantage of the opportunities available to you. To
quit is to be left behind,

By the way, the Atlanta Braves and_I would like to invite you to be our guest
at a special "Back-to-School" game to be/held on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.
Two tickets for the night game with PhiZadelphia are enclosed and I hope that you
and a friend will attend.

very Arruly,

Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Chairman
Metropolitan Atlanta Youth
IA:psh Opportunity Campaign

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