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My Brother's Keeper

TOC II Spotlight: SUNY Oswego

We featured this TOC II spotlight in our November 2018 newsletter

This fall, Regent Young participated in a TOC II meeting at SUNY Oswego. The first item on the agenda was a morning check-in, which provides a safe space for the TOC II scholars to share and talk about impactful experiences they had during the week, allowing reflection on the progression of their goals.

After the morning check-in, Regent Young shared stories about his own educational experiences as a young man, then talked about his career as an educator, administrator, and member of the New York State Board of Regents. Regent Young also shared how the My Brother's Keeper initiative began under former President Barack Obama. Students gained insight into the importance of programs like TOC II, how the program aligns with the overall MBK initiative, and how impactful they can be as future educators of color. The students then had the opportunity to ask Regent Young questions and provide him with feedback to take back to the Board of Regents.

SUNY Oswego is also proud to announce that TOC II scholar Ashley Kirkland was selected as the school's 2018 Nancy Zimpher Scholarship recipient. Congratulations!

Learn more about the TOC II grant