FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2016
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North Hempstead Announces Expansion of My Brother’s Keeper Mentorship Program into Westbury
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead
Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth announced this week that the My Brother’s Keeper
(MBK) North Hempstead mentoring program has now expanded into Westbury
following its debut in Manhasset this past December.
week, eight 9th graders from Westbury High School will be spending
time with mentors at North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center to discuss
their future plans beyond high school and participate in engaging career and
college oriented activities. This is in addition to four students from
Manhasset High School who weekly meet with mentors at North Hempstead Town
Hall. The summertime component of the program is an internship
opportunity for the mentees within the Town of North Hempstead.
exciting to continue to expand the ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ program into another
North Hempstead community,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “I have had the
opportunity to meet with our mentors and mentees in Manhasset and the program
has been a rousing success thus far. I look forward to seeing more of the
same enthusiasm on the part of both our mentors and mentees in Westbury.”
September 27, 2014, President Barack Obama named over 100 municipalities across
the nation as “early acceptors” of the White House MBK Challenge, including the
Town of North Hempstead. MBK focuses on efforts to eliminate opportunity gaps,
barriers, and challenges facing youth in our community and to ensure that all
young people can reach their full potential.
to the MBK Challenge, Towns must accept two or three goals set by the
Administration. In North Hempstead, the goals are to ensure that all youth
graduate from high school; all youth complete post-secondary education or
training; and all youth out of school are employed.
have any questions on the MBK program, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 or log
on to www.northhempsteadny.gov/mbk.
Mentors from the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) North Hempstead mentoring program with their mentees.