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July 23, 2017

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Posted 5/22/17

District kicks off 'My Brother's Keeper Challenge' with info night

Gloversville Enlarged School District is kicking off its programming for the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grant with a parent information night beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the high school library.

Refreshments will be served.

Earlier this school year, GESD was one of 17 school districts outside New York City to win a portion of the State Education Department’s $7 million initiative. Gloversville’s $79,722 grant will be used over three years to help improve academic achievement levels for disadvantaged youth, with a focus on boys of color.

The State Education Department awarded 70 grants as an incentive and support for school districts to accept the My Brother’s Keeper Milestones Challenge. This grant is designed to encourage regions and school districts to develop and execute coherent cradle-to-career college strategies that are aimed at improving the life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

New activities proposed as part of the grant program include:
— Family Reading Nights for student in grades pre-K-3 (and their families) in which families receive free books.
— Literacy-related events during school breaks for students in grades pre-K-3 and families in which families receive free books.
— Middle school and high school students will be able to use the Naviance interest and talent assessment tool to improve career readiness skills and plan for college.
— After-school and evening activities at school for disadvantaged middle and high school students that combine academic and social activities. This also includes field trips that will allow students to get behind-the-scenes access to different venues (museums, theaters, music halls, etc.) to explore career options.
— Family college visits arranged by the district.
— Anything’s Possible Parent Nights in which parents of disadvantaged middle and high school students come together to share a meal, gain new knowledge and explore post-graduation options for their children.

For more information on the information night, please contact Andy Slezak by email at aslezak@gesdk12.org, Stephanie Cook scook@gesdk12.org or 775-5740, ext. 4060, or Robin Simonds, rsimonds@gesdk12.org or 775-5730, ext .6100.