Attendees will discuss issues facing young men of color and how to make positive change.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (May 2, 2017) — Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton is hoping students will contribute their voices and views at his Superintendent’s Summit on Mount Vernon’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Hamilton is hosting a dinner with guest philanthropist Wyclef Jean as a forum to discuss ways to create a better climate for young men of color to live and learn in.
The event will take place Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School. 100 students who are also young men of color will be in attendance.
“This will be a memorable evening of critical thinking that I hope will spark action towards improvement of the city’s schools and the community,” said Dr. Hamilton. “These young men will provide valuable input for this critical conversation.”
The mission of the Mount Vernon MBK Alliance is to make the American dream available to all boys and young men of color as a priority, and all students of the Mount Vernon City School District overall.
About National My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Alliance: The vision set forth by former President Obama is to ensure all of our nation’s boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve academic and social success and prosperity.
About Mount Vernon City School District
With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, the Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing a quality education to its children as well as developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of its students.