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MBK's MLK Initiative

MBK's MLK Initiative

Posted on 01/25/2021

Brentwood MBK Students Serve Community in Honor 

of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK (JANUARY 2021)—Brentwood Union Free School District’s members of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in conjunction with the Presidential Inaugural Committee's Day of Service, by volunteering their service while schools were closed to observe the holiday.

Throughout the last several weeks, Brentwood’s MBK students collaborated with staff members to solicit donations of personal protective equipment, personal care items, and non-perishable food. At Pronto Long Island’s drive-by event this Monday, January 18th, students joined several other MBK members nationwide in taking Dr. King’s legacy of service to serve the Brentwood community, as they distributed the items to several local senior citizens and families.

Deeply touched by the generous response of several local organizations and businesses, the district extends its utmost gratitude to BUFSD teachers and staff, Northwell Health, Home Depot, the Brentwood Public Library, Legislator Samuel Gonzaelz, the Brentwood Rotary Club, and its volunteers.

My Brother’s Keeper is a public-private partnership of the United States Federal Government to promote intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice. Brentwood’s MBK advisors include Marisol Pagan, Jonathan Morgan, Jorge Aranda, and Dr. Chief Taylor.