‘Importance of Education Tour’ kicks off at Birmingham City Schools


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham city school students are learning about the importance of education.

It’s part of a 16-stop tour brought to life by a Morehouse College senior from Birmingham. 

Morehouse student and former White House HBCU Ambassador Jarrell Jordan has kicked off ‘The Importance of Education Tour’.

The tour’s first stop landed at Avondale Elementary, the very school Jordan attended as a child. 

Jordan says he created the program as a way to show students across the area the value of an education. 

“We’re talking about anti-bullying, talking about choosing education over crime, we’re talking about historically black colleges and universities, we’re talking about financial aid, college, scholarships,” said Jordan. 

Panelists will include radio show hosts, Birmingham police officers and college students. 

Jordan tells CBS 42, it’s an opportunity for kids see themselves in successful college students. 

“A boy from Birmingham that worked for the White House, I’ve been able to do so many things because of my experience here and my experience at an HBCU so just to show them that you can go somewhere and the education is filtered and cultured for you,” said Jordan. 

On Tuesday, the Importance of Education Tour will make stops at Cornerstone Middle and High schools and Bush K-8. 

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