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TOC II Spotlight: Clarkson University's KaiChe' Roxborough

We featured this MBK TOC II spotlight in our January 2020 newsletter

Brooklyn native KaiChe' Roxborough is a My Brother's Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC II) Scholar in Clarkson University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Roxborough believes that the TOC II program is important because it allows young men of color to reach their full potential. "Education can widen perspectives and MBK provides an opportunity for young men of color to continue pursuing their education," he said. "This is vital because if they can find something more in life, it can lead them in a direction they may fall in love with."

Roxborough is pursuing his MAT in business and marketing
because he sees a need for greater financial literacy among young people. "Clarkson has an excellent MAT program," he says. "Their pedagogical skills have surpassed my expectations and I am picking up tips that I plan to use in my own classroom."

After earning his MAT at Clarkson, Roxborough plans to support the My Brother's Keeper Initiative. "I hope to work in high-need settings and find my own creative ways to impact youth, creating a positive domino effect," he says.

Roxborough earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication from the University at Albany and is currently working full-time as a tutor for middle-school students at Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center in Schenectady.

Story written by Michael Griffin, Communications Consultant, Clarkson University.