2ND ANNUAL 2019 MBK SUMMER KICK OFF BBQ!
Come join us for the HOTTEST BBQ of the Summer! 🔥 Hosted by Monti-MBK at Monticello’s De Hoyos Park on June 29, 2019 from 4pm-9pm.
ENJOY GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT FUN!
Free BBQ Lunch will be served and don’t miss out on major cash prizes including $500 for Dance Contest
Looking for work this summer? Meet employers on the spot at our Summer Employment Booths!
LIVE DJ and LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE!
POLICE VS. CIVILIAN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT!
MBK AWARDS CEREMONY FOR YOUTH!
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF MBK LOCAL ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH!
Monticello MBK Community Local Action Summit --- APRIL 24th
Monti-MBK hosted a well attended Monticello My Brother's Keeper Local Action Summit on April 24th from 3:45pm-7:45pm in the Monticello High School Cafeteria.
So far, over 25 agencies from our local community, and hundreds of youth, parents, and school officials have provided us with valuable feedback for our MBK Community Action Plan.
Our MBK Local Action Plan will drive our efforts moving forward as a community to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color. The official launch of this plan will take place at our MBK Summer Kick Off BBQ on June 29th.
Special Thank you to New York State Education Department, and our keynote for this event, Dr. Don-Lee Applyrs, the NYSED Director of Family and Community Engagement. All of this work in our local community would not be possible without the unwavering advocacy and support at the state level thanks to Regent Young, Dr. Alston, Regent Finn (aka Judge Finn from Monticello) and so many other NYSED and Board of Regent supporters that give us the platform to do this very important work right here in Monticello.
We also owe a special thank you to our leadership in Central Office, Superintendent Tammy Mangus and our Executive Director of Special, Summer, & After School Programs, Dana Taylor, who are truly leading the way for MBK in MCSD and many other programs and initiatives that support equity and opportunities for ALL students!
NYSED Director of Family Community Engagement, Dr. Applyrs, speaks on the urgency of our work in MBK
All our major supporters gather around for a family photo to capture their excitement for our MBK Movement
MCSD Superintendent, Tammy Mangus, speaks on the need for MBK in the Monticello Central School District
MBK Community Consultant, Ed Lawson, JD, speaks on the strategic planning and logic model design used to create our MBK Action Plan.
Monti-MBK Coordinator, Michael Regan, speaks on the findings of our MBK Needs Assessment and MCSD Equity Audit to understand our baseline in improving outcomes for boys and young men of color in MCSD.
MBK Student Mentor, Noah Moreno, partners with NY State Trooper Suarez to discuss their suggestions for supporting MBK Milestone 6; Keeping kids on track and giving them second chances.
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY
Monti-MBK has partnered with the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission to facilitate "Unity in the Community" gatherings (aka Cop Cafe) the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm, located at the Savory Sweets Eatery in Monticello. Our last meeting on May 30th featured special guests from the Sullivan County Juvenile Probation Department! The prior meeting on April 25th featured our NY State Police!
The purpose of these meetings are to promote unity and trust between our community and law enforcement officials from the criminal justice system. We recognize that there is a need for us to understand each other. These gatherings are intended for all of us to engage in meaningful dialogue, to share perspectives, and grow closer to one another.
Each gathering is hosted by a local business owner, Savory Sweets Eatery, located on 452 Broadway, Monticello, NY, who offers free snacks and refreshments for our community to enjoy. Each event runs from 4:30pm-5:30pm during the last Thursday of every month.
This month, we will be postponing our traditional meetings in exchange for a Police vs. Civilian Basketball Tournament during our MBK Summer Kick Off BBQ on June 29th at 5pm in De Hoyos Park. We will resume our normal schedule in July.
Big thank you to the Sullivan County Probation Department, the NYS Police, The Monticello Village Police, and the Sullivan County District Attorney for showing love to our community. Thanks to their support for our youth and community, we have been engaging in meaningful dialogue and discussing a lot of deep issues; all while bonding, laughing, and uniting as a community!
2ND ANNUAL "I HAVE A DREAM" TALENT SHOW APRIL 13TH
Presented by Dream Tank & Hosted by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
This year over 200 parents and community members were in the audience, and students from multiple school districts throughout Sullivan County performed.
This year all 3 winners came from Monticello Central School District!
1st Place: Sofia Trevisani (12th Grade)
2nd Place: Vincent VanLow (3rd Grade)
3rd Place: Jalil Jones (10th Grade) & Naim Warner 6th Grade (MBK Students)
Monti-MBK Youth Participate in NYSED My Brother's Keeper Symposium with 1,000 supporters across NY
Monti-MBK Represented at NY State Board of Regents Youth Speak Panel Discussion
Monti-MBK Student Mentor, Noah Moreno, represents youth across the Nation at the NY State Board of Regents “Youth Speak” Panel Discussion in Albany, NY. The purpose of this panel was to inquire the minds of our youth to offer feedback for the NY State Board of Regents and NY State Legislators to improve the education system in New York. See video below to watch this inspiring opportunity to give our youth a voice at this major decision making table!
MBK AFTER SCHOOL 18-19 HIGHLIGHTS