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Riverhead Launches My Brother’s Keeper Program

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Riverhead Middle School is proud to announce that it is now hosting a new My Brother’s Keeper program every Wednesday morning through the month of May thanks to a grant provided by the New York State Education Department.

The initiative, inaugurated in 2014 by President Barack Obama, aims to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Using the grant, the middle school has partnered with Stony Brook University to provide activities for the My Brother’s Keeper program, including HSTEM activities. Teacher facilitators will tap into student interests that are not typically explored in their general core classes. The school is also planning a speaker series as part of the community partnership component of the initiative. Speakers will be sharing their journeys, insights and wisdom with selected students.

Additionally, the program will provide a Career and Technical Education Explorations component after school in May and June. A variety of opportunities will be available for students to explore, including barbering, HVAC, automotive technology, culinary arts and other practical employment skills.

“We are so excited and proud to be providing this opportunity for our students,” said Assistant Principal Jeannine Campbell.