New York’s Young and Powerful recently launched its newest initiative, The Pipeline Mentorship Project. The initiative is a response to the disproportionate number of minorities incarcerated by closing the achievement gap and “the school-to-prison phenomenon”. The organization jump-started the launch with a book donation this December to Hyde Leadership Charter School in Brooklyn prior to the school holiday.
“New York’s Young and Powerful Group chose the unconventional approach to spread holiday cheer by giving the gift of literacy to empower parents and faculty with the resources needed to motivate students,” said Antoinette Boachie.
The group was able to collect the books at their annual holiday social mixer, which took place in Soho. They distributed the books to a classroom of overjoyed kindergartners with Nicole Jordan of New York State’s Black, Puerto-Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus and Karim Camara, New York Assemblyman.
Books are still being collected and can be ordered from: http://goo.gl/2fYAC2 and will be shipped directly to Hyde Leadership.
The Young and Powerful Group is a nonprofit organization operating in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC that is dedicated to civic engagement and empowers young professionals to serve disadvantaged communities. To learn more, visit http://www.youngandpowerful.org.