Focus on Wellness - Setting a New Mindset for Students in Brooklyn with Yoga and Mindfulness Training Initiative. Students in Brooklyn have a new tool in their toolbox. Wellness is a powerful tool. It has been proven to improve student performance and reduce disciplinary problems. Thirty Teachers received 200 hours of training that allows them to introduce Mindfulness training in their classrooms.
Brooklyn STEAM Center: Technical Training High School Opens At Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February to celebrate the opening of the Brooklyn STEAM Center, a new 30,000-square-foot facility on the third floor of the Navy Yard’s recently renovated Building 77 offering technical training to students from eight local public high schools. The program will help students develop skills in their field of interest and develop relationships with potential future employers based at the Navy Yard. Click here to watch video.
Brooklyn High Schools: Bedford Academy High School, Benjamin Banneker Academy High School, Boys and Girls High School, George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, Science Skill Center High School, S.T.A.R. Early College School at Erasmus, Westinghouse High School
Rise In Hate Crimes Inspires Movement To Educate Brooklyn Students About Jewish History, Culture
In response to recent hate crimes that have taken place in Brooklyn, Superintendent Michael Prayor organized and led a NYC MBK Love March down the streets of Brooklyn to The Brooklyn Jewish Museum for youth to learn about Jewish culture. See news clip.
Brooklyn MBK Activities
NYC MBK Fellows in Action
NYC MBK Fellows 2018-2019 are high school students selected to represent their borough.
NYC MBK Fellows attend training, conferences and have mentorship opportunities. They demonstrate leadership skills and engage with their communities through their service projects they craft to better their community.
“The requirement was for society to wake up and find ways where we can come together and say to all of our young people, but particularly young men of color who, according to a whole lot of educators, were having a more difficult time in society for a whole range of historical reasons, we have to be able say to them that, ‘You matter, we care about you, we believe in you and we’re going to make sure you have the opportunity and the chances to move forward just like everybody else.’ And out of that, we decided to start My Brother’s Keeper.”
Barack Obama 2014