Community Networks Spotlight: Staten Island
Regent Lester Young, Regent Christine Cea, and NYSED MBK Associate Carlos Garcia participated in the Staten Island MBK convening last month. At the convening, Regent Cea joined MBK students to listen to a panel of educators of color, and Regent Young moderated a large panel discussion of young men of color . Participants at the convening also discussed MBK Best Practice Strategies and MBK Action Planning.
Earlier this year, representatives from more than 20 historically black colleges and universities participated in the 8th annual Staten Island NAACP Historically Black Colleges and University Fair (HBCU). More than 600 students, accompanied by their families, attended the free event. Students had the opportunity to speak with recruiters and, in some cases, submit an application on-the-spot. A group of students from Eagle Academy Middle School also attended the event and wore t-shirts that read "I am college material."