Hempstead's My Brother's Keeper
Call to Action Summit
Mayor Wayne J. Hall, Sr: "Seeing all of these people here this morning gives me a lot, a lot of hope. And I think that we're going to be really successful."
On December 20th, Mayor Wayne Hall and the Village Trustees hosted the My Brother's Keeper Call to Action Summit at Kennedy Park. The Summit was the first of a number of initiatives the Village plans to develop as a participant in President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative Challenge. The My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative is a nationwide effort launched by the president that seeks to galvanize communities of color around the urgent challenge confronting boys and young men of color, and to work with them to create policies, programs and initiatives that can empower youth and equip them with the tools necessary for success.
Hempstead's MBK Call to Action Summit—attended by some 200 people—featured panel discussions on education (developing academic excellence from the cradle to college and beyond); job development and work readiness programs; alternatives to incarceration; the relationship between youths of color and the police and the importance of community policing.
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