NEW YORK — A special gala Saturday night honored high school seniors.
The Jack & Jill organization held its 73rd annual Eastern Region teen conference in Times Square.
Jack & Jill has been a pillar in the Black community for years. Formed by mothers, its focus is to support and connect Black children.
Saturday, graduating seniors were honored, each announcing their college plans.
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CBS2’s Elise Finch emceed the event. She was a member growing up and is now a mom in the Westchester Jack and Jill chapter.
“These teenagers are some of the most poised that I have ever encountered in my life. And I always marvel, I’m always impressed, and I know that you are, too … It’s always, I think, a little difficult when you have so many eyes looking at you. For these teens, it seems to be a piece of cake, and for that, I applaud you parents,” Finch said.
There are 262 Jack and Jill chapters representing some 50,000 families across the country.
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