• my brother's keep program

    My Brother's Keeper

    Eddy Sopin
    My Brother's Keeper Coordinator
    esopin@ercsd.org
    845-517-8314

    The My Brother's Keeper (MBK) program at East Ramapo Central School District is part of a state-wide initiative. 

    National MBK Milestones

    At the national level, MBK is focused on ensuring that all children:

    1. Enter school ready to learn;
    2. Read at grade level by third grade;
    3. Graduate from high school ready for college and career;
    4. Complete postsecondary education or training;
    5. Successfully enter the workforce; and
    6. Grow up in safe communities and get a second chance if they make a mistake.

    MBK In NYS

    In addition to supporting the six milestones set at the national level, New York’s MBK initiative is also committed to: 

    1. Ensuring equitable access to high quality schools and programs;
    2. Expanding prevention, early warning, and intervention services;
    3. Using differentiated approaches based on need and culture;
    4. Responding to structural and institutional racism;
    5. Making comprehensive and coordinated support services widely available; and
    6. Engaging families and communities in a trusted and respectful way.

    In East Ramapo, our 2018-19 focus will be on using differentiated approaches based on need and culture as well as engaging families and communities in a trusted and respectful way.

    For more infromation about the program, visit the NYSED MBK website.