In this video, Dr. Don-Lee Applyrs, Regent Lester Young, NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa, and NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia welcome attendees to the Symposium.
In this video, the East Ramapo CSD marching band and choir perform for Symposium attendees.
Michael Smith, Director of Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation and Executive Director of the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, was the keynote speaker at the Symposium.
At the 2019 New York State My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Symposium, NYSED named the second class of the MBK Fellows.
In this video, the East Ramapo CSD marching band and choir give their second performance for Symposium attendees.
At the 2019 Symposium, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Anael Alston spoke about the accomplishments of NYSMBK.
The MBK Fellows Student Panel titled, "Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied," was moderated by Dr. Alfonso Wyatt. MBK Fellows expressed how the program has influenced them and answered questions from the audience.
Cornelius Minor discussed modern racism and its role in school settings. He asked participants to develop tools to identify what practices aren't working and how to change them.
Author and consultant, Marlon Rice, offered advice to students on improving verbal and nonverbal communication skills to help create and maintain healthy relationships.
Principal, celebrated educator, and author, Baruti Kafele, engaged leaders in questioning the efficacy of their leadership and offered wisdom on improving their work.
Principal, celebrated educator, and author, Baruti Kafele, presented a workshop for educators on inspiring educational excellence and investing in student success.
PLC Associates presented findings on how ten high schools and two districts graduate young men of color above the New York State average.