My Brother’s Keeper – Leadership & Empowerment, Ages 14 – 17
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is an initiative that was launched by President Obama to ensure all of our nation’s boys and young men of color (BYMOC) have equal opportunity to live up to their full potential.
In 2016, NECS was on of the partner organizations that collaborated with the Peekskill City School District to apply for a MBK grant. Our district was awarded and grant and this year NECS will provide creative leadership, empowerment workshops for high school boys of color.
We will be collaborating with numerous artists, teachers, and local organizations to ensure the success of this program. Please register your child on our classes and events page, so we can email you information as they become available.
Elements of the program:
Develop moral Capacity
Develop Leadership Skills
Social Emotional Skill development
Strengthening the power of expression
Releasing capacity for service
Establishing bonds of friendship
Support academic success
How we achieve this:
1. Service and social action
2. Exploring literature
3. Social interactions, field trips and fun activities
4. Creative expression through the arts
By developing virtues, their intellectual capabilities and capacity for service to society, the participants come to see that they can become agents of positive change in the world.
The program adopts a participatory mode of learning where the facilitator and participants learn from each other. Groups of participants engage in activities such as artistic expression, discussion, drama, cooperative games, study of literature, story telling and acts of community service.
The group will explores principles such as social justice, gender equality, oneness of mankind, elimination of all forms of prejudice, and develop leadership skills . It is open to all, subject to parental approval.
Click here to Register: CLICK HERE