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School choice changes the lives of children, parents, families, and even neighborhoods because kids getting a good education propels them forward and gives them more access to the American dream.
Walter Blanks Jr. is the Press Secretary for AFC and a private school choice program beneficiary. From a young age, Walter recognized that many children are still stuck in underperforming schools and wanted to do something about it. Before joining AFC full-time, Walter was chosen for the first cohort of the American Federation for Children Future Leaders Fellowship, a year-long advocacy and professional development program for graduates of private school choice programs.
Before moving to Washington, D.C. to join the national team, Walter championed educational freedom and shared his story across the country serving as a 2018 50CAN National Voices Fellow, an advocacy fellowship that aims to find, connect and support young leaders in education.
At AFC, Walter leads both the Voices for Choice and Future Leaders Fellowship programs. These flagship programs of the National Communications team elevate the voices of students, parents, and educators who have benefitted from school choice programs across America. Walter also serves as a spokesperson for AFC and frequently appears in local and national print and news media. A gifted and in-demand speaker, Walter travels across the country sharing his story and advocating for expanding educational opportunities to more children and families.
Walter received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Production from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
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Walter Blanks, Jr.- Press Secretary of the American Federation for Children on Successful School Choice Programming was originally published on www.StacyOnTheRight.com on April 22, 2021.
Stacy Washington is a Christian, wife, mom, radio host and political commentator. Stacy is also Co-Chair of the Project 21 National Advisory Council of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Stacy is an Emmy Nominated TV personality and Air Force Veteran and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, The Blaze, PBS, RT TV, Al Jazeera, HuffPost Live, and a host of network tv stations.