City names school Audrey Grevious Center

Audrey Grevious Center Renaming Ceremony Courtesy 1st District CM James Brown Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Lexington Day Treatment Center has officially been named the Audrey Grevious Center after the inspiring woman.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray made the announcement Monday.

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Grevious was president of the Lexington NAACP chapter and had organized numerous protests and sit-ins during the 1960s.

She was also a former teacher and principal of Kentucky Village Reformatory, which is now part of Blackburn Correctional Complex.

She died in January 2017.

The Audrey Grevious Center will help students get their academic careers back on track.

Grevious spent her life fighting for social justice and education, so renaming the facility in her honor is not only appropriate, but a call to action to provide better services for students who are currently involved with the court system.

A new logo, mission statement, and mascot are in the works; the school colors are violet and grey.

The new logo will be a torch to symbolize enlightenment and hope.