NEW ROCHELLE, NY — To provide students with greater opportunities to visit and explore a variety of nearby work environments, My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle has launched “Take a Student Ambassador to Work Day” on April 27th to coincide with the national “Take Your Son/Daughter to Work” campaign.
Currently, 30 students including a mix of MBK male Student Ambassadors and female students from New Rochelle High School’s Girls Mentoring Club have one-day externships lined up at corporations and organizations in Manhattan, New Rochelle, Westchester County and Long Island.
“The students are so excited about the opportunity to visit a workplace and learn about a company or industry and think about their own career goals,” says Camille Edwards Thomas, House II Principal at New Rochelle High School and co-chair of MBKNewRo’s Student Resources Committee.
“We are delighted and grateful that our host employers have been so positive and are planning important informational sessions and events for our MBK students,” says Colleen Gardephe, Managing Director of MBKNewRo and co-chair of the initiative’s Student Resources Committee.
Currently, host employers in Manhattan include John Gallin & Son, Credit Suisse, the law firm of Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler, publicist Lizzie Grubman, and the education non-profit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). In New Rochelle, host employers include Mayor Noam Bramson, Rice and Rice law firm, Judge Gail Rice, Judge Susan Kettner and Judge Anthony Carbone. Host employers in Westchester include The Journal News, Volunteer New York, Prime Performance & Development and Coriander Restaurant.
On April 29th, 2015, New Rochelle became the first community in Westchester County to accept President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Challenge. Five additional communities in Westchester and another 250 cities and towns across the country have joined the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which is designed to help all students flourish, particularly boys and young men of color.
My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle (MBKNewRo) is a unique partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District and is supported by more than 120 community partners and 100 volunteers. MBKNewRo has launched or implemented more than two dozen events, programs and activities to help students make progress in all six of the Milestones outlined in this cradle-to-career initiative.
To learn more about MBKNewRo, please visit its website at mbknewro.com or check out the organization’s posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To volunteer or donate, please write to [email protected]