of Jeri Lyn and the gang?
fortunate to locate more rare black and white
group shots and individual head shots of
The Action Kids and I am proud to
the embodiment of the ideal girlfriend.
got all the fan mail, and was
the popular one.
was shorter and cuter than the other
female dancers and I thought her
hair was cool looking.
and got an autographed pic back then!!
in that group. I was always mesmerized
by her wonderful smile and charisma.
It would be nice to have a video
She added so much to that show.
one You/Tube fan was inspired to upload
this silent 12 second clip which provides
an isolated close-up look at Jeri Lyn, the
Thanks, Ricky! Jeri Lyn grabs attention in this next video taken from season one of Action. I smile and shake my head in wonder every time I watch it.
abusive relationship. Unfortunately for me, I grew up
an abused child. Added to that, I grew up very poor
in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Miss Lyn's
lovely smile, and the good times which shows like
WTAI and others gave, helped me to smile and
have hope through the many bad times.
And these still keep me going!
I'm happy to hear it, Ricky.
Thank you very much for
sharing your memories
with us, my friend!
Given the circumstances of Jeri's youth, no one would have been surprised or blamed her if she had spent the rest of her life crouched in the shadows. Unwilling to remain a victim, Jeri instead empowered herself and chose to become a survivor and a crusader. In the decades that followed her appearances on Action, Jerilyn dedicated her life to helping others in the same situation. She became actively
in organizations that work to bring about equality for women, end violence and promote a culture of peace. She became President of the Los Angeles Miracle Mile chapter of NOW and the Los Angeles regional
The Peace Alliance, a non-profit organization advocating a compre-
hensive, coordinated approach to preventing and resolving violent conflict in our homes, communities and on a global scale. Jerilyn campaigned for the Youth Promise Act and the proposed cabinet level Department of Peace. She was Project Director for the Campaign to End Human Trafficking in American Labor. In recent years Jerilyn has been working on Restorative Justice legislation in California. She has been elected and reelected to the advisory council of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice and was a panelist at the NACRJ conference a few weeks ago. These are but a few of the important causes championed by this remarkable woman.
peace and social justice activist is an inspiration to us all.
is worth a thousand memories, but now that I have
the big picture, it has changed forever the way
I think about Jeri Lyn, my favorite Action Kid.