Mann has been a visible presence in Atlanta youth politics going back a few years now. He helped lead the city’s “March For Our Lives” anti-gun violence demonstration in 2019, and has been a grand marshal at the Atlanta Pride Parade.
He told the Grady student newspaper, The Southerner, earlier this month that his fresh experience as an APS student will bring a needed perspective to the Atlanta Board of Education.
“Being right out of APS, I know what it’s like to be a student in today’s world, and at the same time, I have the experience that I think is required to effectively govern,” Mann said. “And so, I think I can both bring a fresh perspective but also have the skills to put that perspective in practice.”
- Early education and literacy
- Ending racial and economic segregation within APS
- Ensuring curriculum is culturally relevant and prepares students for college and career
- Combating the school-to-prison pipeline through restorative justice and mental health support
- Increasing student, teacher, and community engagement
Mann is running for one of the board’s at-large seats.