Monticello MBK Community Local Action Summit --- APRIL 24th
Monti-MBK would like to invite you to attend our Monticello My Brother's Keeper Local Action Summit on April 24th from 3:45pm-7:45pm in the Monticello High School Cafeteria.
The purpose of this meeting will be to finalize our MBK Local Action Plan which will drive our efforts moving forward as a community. Dinner will be served at this event which is open to the entire community.
We will be joined by leaders throughout the community, including Mayor Gary Sommers, Regent/Judge Josephine Finn, Superintendent Tammy Mangus and New York State Education Department, including our keynote Dr. Don-Lee Applyrs, the NYSED Director of Family and Community Engagement.
Most importantly, we would like to encourage everyone to invite as many of our youth, parents, families, and community stakeholders as possible to join us as we strategize a plan to improve our community as it relates to our 6 MBK National Milestones.
THIS IS OUR LAST AND FINAL STEP TO BECOME A REGISTERED MBK COMMUNITY; OPENING THE DOOR FOR FUTURE FUNDING AND A SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS!
Please help spread the word to everyone you know about this very important gathering. We look forward to seeing you all join us at this event!
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY APRIL 25TH
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 next meeting will be held March 25th, same time, same place.
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 will be 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.
Big thank you to the Village of Monticello Police Department for showing love to our community. This last gathering on 3/28, we engaged in some meaningful dialogue and discussed 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
As you may remember, last year Dream Tank presented their first inaugural "I Have A Dream" Talent Show at Bethel Woods.
Over 400 parents and community members were in the audience, and at least 1 act from nearly every school district in Sullivan County performed that night. The winners from last year were Sullivan West 1st Place, Fallsburg 2nd, & Monticello 3rd.
This year's talent show will be held at Bethel Woods on April 13th, with our MCSD Students representing over half of the contestants voted forward to the main event! Many of those students were from our very own Monti-MBK program. Doors open at 4:00pm and show starts a 5:00pm. Monti-MBK will be fundraising apparel and food during this event.
Tickets for this talent show are FREE, and Dream Tank is offering some major cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
While last year this talent show was restricted to high school students, this year they will be exploring talent of all ages in grades K-12. It is going to be BIG!
CHECK OUT THE AMAZING TALENT DISCOVERED AT THIS YEARS AUDITIONS FOR THE MAIN EVENT!