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'Division Street' author to address Chicago teens

Author, attorney and boxer Kenneth N. Green will be giving a presentation Tuesday afternoon, based on his book, “I’m From Division Street,” to the teens involved in the After School Matters program at Roosevelt High School.

Along with the Roosevelt kids, there will be students from other CPS schools bussed to the event.

Green himself attended Roosevelt — graduating in 1956. His eclectic career has included everything from working as a cabdriver to selling cash registers to teaching school and eventually becoming bureau chief of public defenders in Los Angeles County, Calif. Green also is a member of the California Boxing Hall of Fame. He frequently addresses young people’s groups to convey his message that goals can be reached despite adverse circumstances they may face.