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Students Enjoy and Develop Character from 'My Brother's Keeper' Program in Central Islip!
Posted on 08/14/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Students Enjoy and Develop Character from 'My Brother's Keeper' Program in Central Islip!'My Brother's Keeper', a program made possible for implementation in Central Islip School District by a highly-competitive multi-year grant which has been secured by Funded Programs Administrator, Dr. Marie Holdsworth, with the support of School Board President Norman A. Wagner and the Board of Education, culminated over the summer with a visit by Suffolk County Sheriff, Dr. Errol D. Toulon. The Sheriff's Department has been an integral component of the multi-faceted program designed for young men of color with components that support but are not limited to leadership, character-building, academics, athletics, enrichment, sound decision-making skills and outreach. The program is also designed to promote  and improve relationships between law enforcement and our youth. Sheriff Toulon's visit with the students included a question and answer session whereby the young men learned more about duties and responsibilities of law enforcement officers and the importance of doing their best in school, good citizenship and pursuing an education as they pursue their goals in life. 'My Brother's Keeper' is based in the Mulligan Elementary School.  In her introductions, Mulligan Elementary Principal Dr. Tracy Hudson acknowledged Mr. Wagner, Dr. Holdsworth and the Board of Education without whose support the program would not have been made possible, then introduced Superintendent of Schools Dr. Howard M. Koenig who welcomed the students and Sheriff Toulon. Dr. Koenig heralded the program's merit and the numerous benefits for participating students.