Three district My Brother’s Keeper Fellows presented on the program at the board of education meeting on May 23.
Former President Barack Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014 to address opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK Fellows Program provides rising 12th-grade high school students with opportunities to gain authentic leadership experience and develop service projects beneficial to the schools they attend and the communities they live in.
The Sewanhaka MBK Fellows who presented at the board meeting included Elmont Memorial High School students Nicholos Sylvester and Terrell Lewis, and Sewanhaka High School student Nazir King. They discussed how they have benefited from the program, recent MBK symposiums and community service projects. Sylvester and Lewis also presented on their school’s Men of Elmont club.