AFC praises Lisa Leslie as she’s inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame
Today the American Federation for Children congratulates 4-time Olympic gold medal winner, WNBA legend and Champion for Choice Lisa Leslie for her induction into the basketball Hall of Fame.
“We would like to take this opportunity to honor Lisa Leslie for all of her accomplishments on the basketball court and all that she has done to enhance education for children as an ambassador for the Champions for Choice initiative,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive council for the American Federation for Children. “Her hard work and dedication has helped countless children access a quality education and has given hope to families nationwide.”
Lisa Leslie has served as an outspoken advocate for educational choice since 2011 when she teamed up with AFC. She recently spoke at AFC’s 2015 National Policy Summit about basketball, her personal experience with educational choice and why she is passionate about the issue.
American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.
Kevin P. Chavous is executive counsel and a founding board member for the American Federation for Children, an affiliate of the American Federation for Children Growth Fund A noted attorney, author, and national school reform leader. A former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and a former chairman of D.C.’s Education Committee, Chavous was responsible for enacting numerous education reforms in D.C. Chavous is chair emeritus of the Democrats for Education Reform and a former chair of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.