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My Brother's Keeper

Family and Community Engagement Spotlight: Monticello

We featured this FCEP spotlight in our April 2018 newsletter

In order to create an environment where respect, trust, and partnerships thrive and to build child-centered roles for the school and community, Monticello Central School District established the Student Black Caucus. The student-run Black Caucus was created with the assistance from Dream Tank, a program created by Regent Josephine Finn, intended to teach high-risk teenagers about responsibility and life choices through creative and entertaining activities. The group is currently composed of a diverse mix of students from different socioeconomic backgrounds, academic achievement levels, and life experiences. The mission of the Black Caucus is to advocate for the rights of all students of color.

The Monticello MBK program provides many after-school activities to help students learn academic and life skills. These activities include tutoring and mentoring provided by the SUNY Sullivan Liberty Partnership Program (LPP); access to a recording studio; environmental and nature sessions offered by the Basha Kill Education Center and Blue Wind Nature Center; and a Friday night family event sponsored by EPIC Parent Center.

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