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Students Set Goals and Learn from Councilman at MBK Power Hour


Scholars from Balmville Elementary School are participating in an afterschool program through My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) that offers personal development opportunities each week. During the first session, scholars set goals and discussed key steps to making their goals attainable. Also that week, City of Newburgh Councilman and Empire State After School Program coordinator, Mr. Anthony Grice spoke with the students about overcoming challenges, choosing your friends, and developing a good reputation.

In 2018, Newburgh joined hundreds of cities nationwide in accepting President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper challenge. Aimed at improving life outcomes and opening up opportunities for all youth, especially young men of color, Newburgh’s MBK initiative is a partnership of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, local municipalities, and several community based organizations.

The MBK Power Hour program at Balmville Elementary School is coordinated by Ms. Jelisa Tonge and Mr. Richard Green, with special guest Mr. Danny Dottin, principal of Balmville Elementary School stopping into each session.


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).







Date: 2019-06-05 19:53:40





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