What Manners Most With Mister Manners

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Teen Spirit at Its Best

Season 1, Ep. 12

As society reeled during the days and weeks after the horrific killing of George Floyd, residents of cities and towns everywhere came together in solidarity. After months of staying off the streets due to the pandemic, the citizenry headed out to the streets--for a breath of fresh air, yes, but also seeking a fresh start. Seeking change. Seeking something better than the current normal.


Among those called to do more was high school class of 2020 graduate Jalen Thompson, a young man from O'Fallon, Missouri. Jalen and his friends watched the nationwide rallies with increasing interest before ultimately planning one of their own. Although community support was iffy at first, the numbers the gathering attracted surpassed all predictions. In a show of solidarity, the local police chief marched arm-in-arm with Jalen and his friends, photos of which were shown around the world.


If ever you doubted the power of a small group of teenagers to use their smarts and energy for a higher purpose, this interview with Jalen proves it for certain.


To view entire interview on YouTube, click here:

https://youtu.be/GTIgqH3j764


To know more about Jalen Thompson, please follow him here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jalen_is_me


For more information on all things modern-manners related, please follow Thomas on Instagram and Twitter

@MisterManners and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mistermanners


Thanks so much to "What Manners Most" producer Martin Burgess. Follow Martin @MartinXBurgess on Instagram.


Stay healthy, safe and mannerly, everyone!

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