MBK Community Network Spotlight: Peekskill City School District
We featured this MBK Community Network spotlight in our November 2019 newsletter.
At Peekskill City School District (CSD), over 50 middle and high school students participated in their MBK Challenge Program during the 2018-19 year. An opening ceremony was held in October, where students were welcomed to the program and equipped with professional attire to wear at future events. Scholars jumped right into action by attending the MBK Youth Leadership Summit the following week at the White Plains County Center. Throughout the year, MBK members visited the Culinary Institute of America, Broadway, the Consumer Reports headquarters, and historically black colleges such as North Carolina Central University and Morehouse College. Scholars were also exposed to educational opportunities through workshops and guest speakers.
Peekskill CSD hosted its first annual MBK Leadership Forum at Manhattanville College this year. During the event, City of Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey accepted the MBK Challenge alongside Peekskill CSD. Since Peekskill joined the MBK Challenge Program, school district staff and city officials have met continuously to create a Local Action Plan to implement and complete the six milestones of the MBK Challenge. This past June, 18 MBK scholars graduated from Peekskill High School.