Harrison High School will welcome back 2010 graduate J. Caleb Perkins April 18 and 19 to celebrate the release of his book, Remedy Network: A Millennial’s Journey to Connecting New York City Through Stories.
Perkins will be the featured speaker during a community event titled, “From Pain to Purpose: An Evening with J. Caleb Perkins – Author, NYC Community Organizer and HHS Grad,” held in the school auditorium on April 19, 7 p.m. The presentation focuses on his personal story, mental health advocacy, and tools for community organizing/networking and social justice. Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase during the event.
Perkins will also speak to English classes about the writing process and to Diversity and Men’s Leadership members about networking.
After hearing the devastating news of New York teenager Kalief Browder’s suicide in the summer of 2015, 23-year-old Perkins left his corporate job and moved to New York City to begin Remedy Network. His vision is to see properly resourced millennials who are equipped to reach their personal and professional goals, well-rounded in their mental health, and educated in all spheres of societal influence.
Harrison High School is located at 299995 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.