Monticello answers the call to become a “My Brother’s Keeper Community”

After a series of summits, meetings and collaborative sessions between students, families, civic leaders and educators, the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program recently finalized its “Community Action Plan.” The document serves as a road map to making Monticello a “MBK Community” – a public commitment to providing strategies, resources and solutions to address achievement gaps among young men of color and improve outcomes for all youth.   

Using existing data, the plan establishes current benchmarks, identifies strategic objectives and determines the specific performance measures that will be used to assess the plan’s success as it is implemented in Monticello.

An introductory letter jointly signed by Monticello Central School District’s Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus and Mayor of Monticello Village Gary Sommers states, “Through this initiative, Monticello joins with cities and towns, businesses and foundations across the country that are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the tools they need to find a good job or go to college and become productive citizens….we look forward to planting the seeds of our children’s future together. When our children succeed, Monticello succeeds!”

Read the Monticello My Brother’s Keeper Community Action Plan

Learn more about the My Brother’s Keeper program in Monticello

Learn more about the national My Brother’s Keeper Community initiative