City leaders go back to school to motivate students to be leaders, too

Mayor, SAPD & SAFD chiefs go to YMLA

SAN ANTONIO – The mayor, the chief of police and the fire chief all went back to school today. They were among the special guests at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy in the San Antonio Independent School District.

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, SAPD Chief William McManus and SAFD Chief Charles Hood welcomed students back to class today and motivated them with messages about leadership.

"The best way to do that is to have real leaders, from the real world, share their real world experience with tomorrow's leaders," principal Derrick Brown said.

Hood told the boys he came from a single-parent family and now he has about 2,000 people who work for him. He told the kids they can do whatever they want to do as long as they study hard and surround themselves with the right role models.

The Young Men’s Leadership Academy is an all-boys public school located on the campus of the former Wheatley Middle School and has students in grades four through eight.


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