Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Judge Glenda Hatchett’s Parent Power: Empowering Parents and Strengthening Families

Judge Glenda Hatchett is passionate about helping children and families. She left a high ranking job at Delta Airlines to become Georgia’s first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and became the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.

She is probably best known as the presiding judge on the Judge Hatchett Show, now in syndication. On the show, Judge Hatchett showed tough love to the youth in her courtroom who weren’t going to school or hanging with the wrong crowd, and made sure they were connected to resources in their community once they returned home. When I worked for a mentoring program some years ago, I received a referral for a young woman who appeared on her show. So what you see on the show is real.

Now, Judge Hatchett is moving from the courtroom to the community with her Parent Power and National Scholarship Service community events.

This focus of these events is to empower parents and strengthen families. Best of all, they’re free and open to the public! See below for cities and dates:

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 6-8pm
Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership
4019 Boulevard Center Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207

HOUSTON, TX – Thursday, October 2, 2008, 6:30-8:30pm
Community of Faith Church, The King's Dome - A Place for Empowerment
1024 Pinemont Drive, Houston, TX 77018

MEMPHIS, TN – Monday, October 6, 2008, 6-8pm
Cook Convention Center
255 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

JACKSON, TN – Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6-8pm
Oman Arena, 179 Lane Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301

NASHVILLE, TN – Thursday, October 9, 2008, 6-8pm
Tennessee State University – Humanities Auditorium
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Thursday, October 16, 2008, 6-8pm
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center
2100 Richard Arrington Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203

ATLANTA, GA – Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 6-8pm
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337

ANN ARBOR, MI - Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 6-8pm
Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197