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The Keeper's Secret 7th Edition WHERE EVERY VOICE IS HEARD AND NO STORY IS LEFT UNTOLD; MICHAEL REGAN, MBK COORDINATOR

Welcome to our 7th Edition of The Keeper's Secret, our monthly MBK newsletter. Here you will find all of the latest happenings in our My Brother's Keeper Program at Monticello Central School District. With so many amazing things happening in Monti-MBK, why keep it a secret? In this monthly newsletter, we will stop at nothing to make sure every voice is heard and no story is left untold. Stay tuned every month and help spread the word so that nothing we do is kept a secret.

Watch our MBK Public Service Announcement to catch up on WHO we are, WHAT we do, and WHY we do it.

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!

Strategic Planning Session Prepping for our Monti-MBK Community Local Action Summit

WATCH OUR MOST RECENT STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION TO BECOME A MBK COMMUNITY; ATTENDED BY OVER 15 LOCAL AGENCIES, ALL WORKING HARD TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN OF COLOR!

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!

Check out footage from our most recent "Unity in the Community" gathering with Officer Walker from the Monticello Police Department

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!

BREAKING NEWS

Congratulations to the honorees from Sullivan County NAACP's 23rd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Awards Night: Shannon Daniel (MBK Student Engagement Mentor), Michael Regan (MBK Coordinator), Gwendolyn Cox, Eric Chaboty and Luisa Parker.

Monti-MBK Mentor Presents NAACP Keynote Speech on his future vision for Civil Rights in the United States for the Freedom Fund Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the entire Monticello MBK team for winning a MCSD Board of Education Award!

Award Recipients from left to right: David Pharr, Noah Moreno, Deshawn Hines, Ulijah Reynolds, Jesse Hinton, Jimmie McKinnon, Randolpho Simms, Robbin Dockery, Ann Young (representing Eric Young), Dennis Martin, Renee Wilson, Ashley Reynor, (Shannon Daniel & Cecil Allen not in picture); Awards presented by Superintendent Mangus, BOE Present Lori Orestano James, and MBK Coordinator Mike Regan

Monti-MBK youth, Dayshawn York & Noah Moreno, share about the impact of MBK on their lives, and their journey of improvement, empowerment, and leadership on 90.5 FM WJFF Radio

Monti-MBK Students, Jalil Jones & Naim Lane, Showcase Their Talents for Monticello Rotary and Raise Money for the Dream Tank's "I Have a Dream Talent Show!

BIG THANK YOU to Monticello Rotary for your generous donation!

SULLIVAN COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION PRESENTS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS

Thank you to the Sullivan County DA office, Sullivan County Sheriff, Monticello Police, NY State Police, and all the Sullivan County School Administration and Teachers who came out to attend this training!

MID-HUDSON MBK COLLABORATION: GOING BEYOND GREATNESS CAREER EXPLORATION FIELD TRIP TO NYC, UNITED NATIONS & UBER HQ

THANK YOU ELLENVILLE MBK FOR INCLUDING MONTICELLO AND FALLSBURG MBK IN YOUR GOING BEYOND GREATNESS PROGRAM THIS SPRING!

MONTI-MBK YOUTH HAVE A SEAT AT THE DECISION-MAKING TABLE DURING THE SULLIVAN COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU MEETING

Sullivan County Youth Bureau Meeting in the Legislative Conference Room, featuring our student voices, Jordan Ruggiero, and Joshua Gattling!

Monti-MBK Elementary and Middle School Expansion Continues to Grow and Impact More Youth with Cross-Age Mentoring, Cultural Exploration, Book Clubs, and Academic Tutoring

MONTI-MBK HIRES 4 NEW ADDITIONS TO THE TEAM!

NOAH MORENO

MBK Student Engagement Mentor for our new MBK Elementary Culturally Responsive Book Club and our MBK Middle School Cultural Exploration "Legacy" Program

DAVID PHARR

MBK Student Engagement Mentor for our new MBK Middle School Cultural Exploration "Legacy" Program

RANDALPHO SIMMS

MBK Music Mentor / Recording Engineer for the MBK Digital Literacy Lab & Recording Studio

DAVID JETT

MBK Student Engagement Mentor for our new MBK Elementary Culturally Responsive Book Club

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Check out our MBK Deep Sea Fishing and Camping Trip from last summer!

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