Over 50 Scholars Participated in My Sister's Keeper Conference
On June 12, 2022, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District in collaboration with Mount Saint Mary's College Desmond Community Engagement and Wellness Center hosted the inaugural My Sister's Keeper Conference: Mind, Body, & Soul. The conference provided scholars in grades 4 through 12 with a host of workshops aligned to the Mind, Body & Soul theme of the conference. Workshops were offered by community-based organization partners and NECSD instructional and SEL professionals and focused on reading and writing, college and career pathways, nutrition, mindfulness, physical well-being, and body image and body safety. Each MSK scholar was given a grade-level appropriate book, a reflection journal, and hygiene and health products.
Thank You to the event planning committee which included La'Shawn Martinez, South Middle School Guidance Counselor, Patrice Douglas, Meadow Hill School Social Worker (5 - 8), Mr. William Morgan, Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Kori Rogers, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Laura Garcia, Newburgh Free Library Community Engagement Coordinator, Mrs. Pamela Peterson, Director of FACE, Mr. Jeffrey Woody, Chief Equity Officer, and Mrs. Maria Vega, Equity and Access Bilingual Typist. The NECSD would also like to thank Ms. Ramona Burton, Keynote Speaker, Cornell Cooperative of Orange County, FEARLESS!, Martha Young, NECSD School Transformation Instructional Specialist, Rising Lotus, Yoga Shala, SUNY Orange TRIO, NECSD Social Worker and entrepreneur, Tanika McCollough, and all of our MSK facilitators and administrators and community volunteers who supported our MSK scholars. There were over 50 scholar participants in attendance for the My Sister's Keeper Conference!
Story submitted by Pamela Peterson
Photos is story submitted by Laura Garcia
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