Community: Join Us for My Brother’s Keeper Buffalo Male Academy Program Closing Ceremony
Buffalo Public Schools is celebrating the culmination of the My Brother’s Keeper Buffalo Male Academy Summer Program on Saturday, August 19th! Power 93.7 WBLK will be on-site, join us in congratulating the young men in the program! Get the details here!
"Introduced by President Obama in 2014, My Brother’s Keeper provides funding for programs that intervene in the lives of black and Hispanic youth and set them on course toward a better educational future." ~ Buffalo News
The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Mckinley High School Auditorium, located at 1500 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207 at 9 am on Monday, August 7th.
Featuring opening remarks from:
‣ Honorable Mayor Byron Brown
‣ Honorable Ulysees O. Wingo, Masten District Councilman
‣ Dr. David Mauricio, Chief of Strategic Alignment and Innovation, BPS
National MBK Milestones
At the national level, MBK is focused on ensuring that all children:
Enter school ready to learn;
Read at grade level by third grade;
Graduate from high school ready for college and career;
Complete postsecondary education or training;
Successfully enter the workforce; and
Grow up in safe communities and get a second chance if they make a mistake.
MBK In NYS
In addition to supporting the six milestones set at the national level, New York’s MBK initiative is also committed to:
Ensuring equitable access to high quality schools and programs;
Expanding prevention, early warning, and intervention services;
Using differentiated approaches based on need and culture;
Responding to structural and institutional racism;
Making comprehensive and coordinated support services widely available; and
Engaging families and communities in a trusted and respectful way.
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