Education advocacy campaign features Birthing Project teen mom

Lynkoya Marcell, a teen mother and Jacksonville Birthing Project participant, is among the 20 students profiled in ONE by ONE, a new education advocacy campaign sponsored by Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF). Education is one of the primary social determinants impacting the health of women, children and families in Northeast Florida.

Through a powerful art exhibit, called ONE in THREE, as well as a half-hour documentary, the campaign will elevate the stories of 20 public school students who faced enormous odds in completing their education. Paired with an active media and on-the-ground campaign, ONE by ONE aims to attract thousands of people from neighborhoods all over Jacksonville to talk about and take action to improve our education system, from preschool to college.

The photo exhibit will run from August 12-December 20, 2011 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The exhibit will then travel the entire Jacksonville community, one neighborhood at a time, January 2012 through July 2012. The campaign will also organize town hall meetings and small group community conversations with a goal of defining a common vision for education in the city.