Mayor Jackson Visits; Shares Insight on Government

On Thursday, Saint Joseph Academy warmly welcomed the City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the longest serving mayor. 
He was greeted with a "clap in" to the Auditorium, a performance of the National Anthem by The Academy Chorale and an introduction from Student Council President and City of Cleveland resident Libby Kempf '19.

Mayor Jackson thanked the Academy for inviting him to visit the campus and shared that "A political career is not about being self-serving. By using one's seat of power, you can create real changes for families and communities." He encouraged students to step up and serve their communities. Click here to see more photos from his visit.

Students in Government and Facing History classes had the opportunity to ask Mayor Jackson about working in government during a question and answer session. Questions that were asked by students included "what actions do you plan to help combat the opioid crisis?" "What was your journey like while running for mayor?" "What is the most important issue facing the City of Cleveland?"

Mayor Jackson took a tour of the Makerspace innovation lab, used the Anatomage Table and concluded his visit by meeting with a small group of students for a discussion on politics. Thank you for your visit and your leadership, Mayor Jackson!