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My Brother's Keeper

Challenge Spotlight: Jamaica

We featured this MBK Challenge spotlight in our September 2019 newsletter.

At August Martin High School in Jamaica, NY, 30 young men are participating in the MBK program. The students have been busy serving their community, engaging in experimental learning, working on personal and professional development, and supporting one another through brotherhood. The young men have participated in multiple community service events, such as fundraising for the school's beautification project and tutoring other students. They have worked on their professional development by creating personal portfolios consisting of materials including resumes, professional photos, school transcripts, personal statements, and reference letters.

They have also had impactful leadership experiences that include trips to the United Nations, Gracie Mansion, Greenville Retreat Center, and the TWA Hotel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. In addition, they have met at least weekly with other student groups and monthly with leaders from their school and district to collaborate and share best practices. 

Learn more about the MBK Challenge Grant.