MBK Community Network Spotlight: Brooklyn
We featured this MBK Community Network spotlight in our March 2018 newsletter
Last month, Regents Cashin, Reyes, and Young took part in the first convening of the Brooklyn MBK community. The event, held at Brooklyn' s Borough Hall, is part of New York City's effort to address the national and New York State MBK priorities through citywide, borough, district, and community-based strategies to educate and engage all stakeholders in its efforts to support boys and young men of color in realizing their full potential.
The program featured remarks from local and city officials, a presentation on selected disparity data, a video presentation of the National MBK Alliance Keeper's Code, a keynote address by David Banks, President of the Eagle Academy Foundation, break-out sessions focused on the 11 MBK Emerging Best Practices, and a student panel.
Regent Young moderated the student panel, "Hearing the Voices of Our Young Men of Color." Six high school students shared their perspectives on several topics and responded to questions from the audience. Additionally, the students gave advice to the adults on how best to support boys and young men of color.