Palisade Prep MBK Team
The City of Yonkers accepted President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK) Community Challenge on September 21, 2016. Mayor Mike Spano appointed Co-Chairs Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Schools, and Rev. Dr. Jim Bostic, Executive Director, Nepperhan Community Center to lead the cradle-to-college and career mentoring program for young men of color in Yonkers.
Yonkers MBK addresses persistent opportunity gaps faced by Yonkers’ boys and young men of color and seeks to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. As part of the MBK movement, the City of Yonkers joins 250 cities and towns, businesses, and foundations across the country that are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills needed to find a good job, go to college and enjoy successful lives.
Yonkers MBK's Milestones to Success:
- Ensure all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready
- Ensure all children read at grade level by third grade
- Ensure all youth graduate from high school
- Ensure all youth complete post‐secondary education or training
- Ensure all youth out of school are employed
- Ensure all youth are safe from violent crime and have a second chance
MBK Alumnus Host Q & A Forum with Current Seniors
Yonkers MBK Award Winner Nuryel Benitez