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My Brother's Keeper

Fellows Program Spotlight: Fellows and Friends Retreat

We featured this MBK Fellows spotlight in our October 2018 newsletter

Commissioner Elia and Regents Finn, Mead, and Young attended the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Fellows and Friends Leadership Retreat in August. The retreat, part of the leadership training component of the MBK Fellows program, was hosted by NYSED in partnership with the Monticello Central School District. Approximately 50 students from more than 10 school districts, along with some MBK liaisons and mentors, were in attendance.

At this event, the fellows participated in activities designed to help them reach their full potential. The retreat featured workshops from national speaker, author, and trainer, Robert Jackson; Regent Young; and NYSED Assistant Commissioner Anael Alston.

The retreat kicked off with a welcome from Regent Finn, Commissioner Elia, NYSED Assistant Commissioner Anael Alston, and Monticello Superintendent Tammy Mangus.

Robert Jackson gave the keynote address and offered a Blueprint to Manhood.

Marlon Rice talked about mentoring and the power of words.

Anael Alston discussed the book Madd Truth by Alfonso Wyatt and lead a reflection component on the importance of a positive self-image.

Finally, Garrett Richardson led participants on a hike to a waterfall to round out the retreat.

Learn more about the MBK Fellows Program