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Grown @ 13
Grown @ 13 by Shirley M.  Harrington
by Shirley M. Harrington

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Self Published (May 2021)

Paperback. Signed.


Grown@13 has thirteen chapters starting with the CEN of Life in chapter one that still needs new planters like you. This book outlines how to make connections, achieve exchanges and completely design lasting networks. The author wrote Grown@13 to help others see themselves as change agents to make better worlds for future generations of young. Reflections at the end of each chapter challenge each reader to see themselves using the power within for the called purpose in their life. This book identifies what has been handed to you from your parents, mentors, teachers, or role-models is assigned for you - as a committee of one to accomplish. Grown@13 has timeless principles to guide positive actions for all.

Shirley M. Harrington is a Mississippi native born in March 1950 to J B and Stella Harrington in Yazoo County, MS. She was raised in Jackson and is a proud Jackson Public Schools product of G. N. Smith Elementary, Sam Brinkley Jr. High and was one of the first integrators to graduate from Provide High School in 1967. Shirley at age 50 graduated with Honors from Lincoln University, PA with a Masters in Human Services. As a contributing writer for Jackson Advocate Newspaper since 1970s, Harrington’s early writing include poetry, commentaries, and public speeches. She has served in numerous positions for political, religious and social action groups over six decades to include NAACP, General Missionary Baptist State Convention, Blacks In Government, League of Women Voters, Congressional Black Caucus, Parent Teachers Association, United Negro College Fund, YMCA, National Organization of Women, National Council of Negro Women, National Democratic Party, President of Atlanta Regional AFGE Local 3599 and National Secretary Treasurer of AFGE National Council of Locals, and National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. currently in the Faith-based Initiative Division. In 1980s, Harrington served on Church Women United National Board of Directors as MS State President and was a member of the CWU Editorial Board. Shirley Harrington was the first Black hired in 1969 at the National Weather Service, Department of Commerce in Jackson, MS. She worked in four federal agencies with 31 years combined federal service. When she moved to Washington, DC in 1990s, Shirley was sworn in as a presidential appointee with the William Jefferson Clinton Administration and served seven years at the Department of Veterans Affairs and worked on Al Gore’s Reinventing Government Taskforce team. Shirley was for one year an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University where she designed and taught the course, Public Policy in Human Services to undergraduate students. In 1994, she united at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in DC working in Sunday school, became trained and ordained as a minister. Since 2014 with moving back home to Jackson after retirement from federal service, Rev. Shirley Harrington is serving as Social Responsibility Ministry lead at Cade Chapel Baptist Missionary Church. Enjoying her three children, ten grands and seven great-grands, Harrington reflects on her written articles, plays, policy statements, federal investigation reports, and sermons with now her first official autobiographical work, GROWN@13.

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