Mayor Buttigieg visits Adams H.S., remembers JFK


South Bend, Ind. Some South Bend students got a bit of a history lesson from a special guest Wednesday.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg spent time with students at Adams High School and talked to them about John F. Kennedy's legacy and the importance of getting involved in the community.

These students are all part of the Jobs for America's Graduates program, also known as JAG.

The teens brought up ideas of how to make south bend better -- and asked the mayor a lot of questions about life in public service.

“Young people need to respond to message that President Kennedy gave in his time that we all need to take responsibility for the direction of our communities and our country,” Buttigieg said.

Devyn Jackson is a student at Adams and was in the audience.

“Living in South Bend, we’re in the community every day, it affects us. He was amazed by us being young and intrigued. We’re driving by the vacant houses and dealing with it every day. So it’s something we talk about in JAG.”

Buttigieg emphasized that the students can get involved right now -- by doing things to improve their communities.


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