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---Atlanta
-Children and ·Yorith
1201-B CITY HALL
PHONE
Services Council
522-4463
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYDR
ROBERT M.
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
FRANKLIN M . THOMAS, V. CHAIRMAN
CHAIRMAN
MICHAEL TROTTER, SECY-TREASURER
MRS. RHODES PERDUE, MEMSER AT LARac
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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MJC-,EERS : FRANK R. CRAMINES
FLETCHER COOMBS
OE JONGH FRANKLIN
G. ARTHUR HOWELL
MRS. VIVIAN HENDERSON
OCIE J. IRONS
JERRY LUXEMBURGER
FRANK A. PLAYER
MRS . MARY B. SANFORD
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December 1 2 , 19 58
Dr. John Letson, Superint endent
Atlanta Public Schools
224 Central Avenue, S. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dear John:
The Recreati_on Sub-Committ ee for t he 1969 Youth Oppor t un ity Prcgrarr. he l d a neetin~ on Decerr.be r 10 to begin t he plannir-,g for t he "Sum:ner ' 69" progr am.
One of the topics discussed was better cooper a tibn and syr.c hroni zat ion of effort
between the various public and private organi zat ions participating int e
"Summer 1 69" program.
More specifically, the Committee requested that the sc hool syst ems par ticipate in the various ne i ghb orhood discussions be i ng he ld for the Youth Opportunity Council by t ~e Citi zens Advi sory Committees of the E O A. ThEse me e tings
are being held in order for ci t i zens to discuss with opera-t:i ng ai;e ncie s t he
types and kinds of progra,1s desired for t he ir neighborhoods .
Mr. Koth has agreed, wit h your approval, to dis cuss this rr.a:: ter with Area
Superintendent s and Principals, advi s i ng t hem that t hey wil l be i nvited to participate in the discussions of t hese area committees. An early i n volve me nt of
school officials at all levels in the planning of the summer prograr.i is~esir ed
goal of this year 1 s campaign.
Knowing of your deep interest in the Youth Opportunity Progr am , I wou ld appreciate
your lending support by way of c om~unication from your office to area s upe r intendents and principals. Please urge them to be present or delegate some members of their staff to represent them at t hese area c ommittee meetings.
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E x · DF YICID · C >< •EF DP PcL1CE, HERBERT T. JENKIN S
SuPT. DP- ScHDDLS , JOHN W. LETSON
G~NCRAL M GR , D, p,.,,,K 8 , JACK C. CELIUS
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Dr. Letson
December 12, 19 68
Mr. Duke Harrison, E O A l'epresentative, will rec;,uest the area chairman -::o send
.invitations to the principals of schools in their particular areas.
The Parks Department , E O A Neighborhood Centers, The United A?peal Age~ci e s a~d
several other agencies will participate in these sessions,
The area committees will make their recomme ndations about activities, use of
facilities, location of programs, and personnel selections to operatiEg agenci e s,
schools_, churches, park s and recreation departments ; as well as to t he Yout h
Opportunity Council.
I shall be writing you later concerning funding resources from the school
system to support the 196 9 effort,
It is also my understanding that Mr . Koth will be rnakin~ several recommen<lations
to you concerning this prograJn within the next fe w days,
I personally appreciate your cooj;ieration in this effort to get
on the program for su~mer 1969,
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With kindest personal regard, I am,
Sincerely ::,--ours,
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Clarence Elsas
Chairman, Yout h Cyportur. ity
Program 1% 9
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Honorable tlayor Allen .,/
Mr. Jerry Luxemburger
Mr. Dan Sweat
Mr. Jack Delius
Mr. Allen Koth
Mr. Irwin Lewis
t-1r. I-iarolc. Barrett
Dr. Jahr, Martin
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