Franklin's visit was part of the 41st Annual Youth Motivation Task Force Observance at the school.
This is a time students are connected with professionals in the business community to help guide students to their career goals.
"They also gain information in reference to what they need to do as far as what will help them figure out their transition into the real world of work," says program coordinator Earnestine McLaughlin.
Franklin shared his personal struggles to encourage students to never give up.
High school students in Jefferson County also attended the event.
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