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Lt. Gov. Jeanean Hampton visits AYDC

The most significant influences in Lt. Gov. Hampton's life include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., NASA, the United States Constitution, and Christian faith.
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By Wes Irvin, School Administrator, AYDC

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton visited Adair Youth Development Center on March 12, 2018 to talk to students about her background and how she became Kentucky's 57th Lieutenant Governor.



Every person has a story and those stories have the power to inspire others. Lt. Gov. Hampton has been asked to share her personal story with kids across the Commonwealth. She inspires Kentuckians to dream beyond their circumstances and embrace new opportunities. After growing up in poverty in inner city Detroit during the turbulent civil rights era, she understands the inner strength required to tune out negative voices.

The most significant influences in Lt. Gov. Hampton's life include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., NASA, the United States Constitution, and Christian faith.

Dr. King taught her that people should be judged by their character and not by their skin color. NASA inspired her dream beyond her circumstances and sparked an intellectual curiosity. Despite peer pressure to fail, the U.S. Constitution reminded her of guaranteed individual rights and the ability to chart her own path in life. Most important of all, her faith in God has served as a central source of guidance and hope.

Students were intrigued during Lt. Governor Hamptonís speech and she was very engaging to students during the question and answer portion.

Adair Youth Development Center would like to say Thank you to Lt. Governor Hampton for visiting AYDC and sharing her story.


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Lt. Governor Hampton with group at AYDC



2018-03-15 - Adair County Youth Development Center, 401 Appleby Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Angie Dean.
The group picture taken on Lt. Governor Jeanean Hampton are from left Lisa Cross DJJ Transition Coordinator; Dennis Adams DJJ Transition Coordinator; Sharon Burton Owner Adair County Community Voice; Todd Davenport; AYDC Vocational Instructor; Rev Bill Davenport, United Methodist Church, pastor; Wes Irvin, AYDC School Administrator; Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton; Curtis Hardwick, Columbia Mayor; Murrell Burton; owner Burton Auction; and Tonya Burton AYDC Superintendent. - Wes Irvin Photo by Angie Dean

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