Jacklyn Milton Honored with Sons of Bransford Award for Community Service
By: Planting People Growing Justice
"Congratulations to Jacklyn on the honor and to all the recipients. Thank you for your leadership and service in the community," said Dr. Artika Tyner, founder of the PPGJLI.
The award was named after James Edward Bransford, a biophysical research scientist and clinical toxicologist that knew first-hand the devastating effects of chemical addiction. During his lifetime, Bransford gave of himself as a mentor, counselor and advocate to several generations that were struggling with issues ranging from addiction to domestic violence and the criminal charges that resulted.
The following individuals were honored for their achievements and contributions at the 2021 Sons of Bransford Awards:
Milton is no stranger to accolades. She was named to the "50 Over 50" list by AARP Minnesota and Pollen. The annual award honors community leaders over the age of 50 that have made significant contributions and achievements within their community.
One of her goals is to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by teaching students to read. Milton is an advocate and leader for literacy and diversity, conducting book drives and an annual leadership summit. She strives to ensure that every child reads at least 1,000 books before kindergarten. Milton also oversees "Leaders are Readers," an annual campaign that provides free books and school supplies to children that struggle academically.