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Sanford is a My Brother’s Keeper Designated Community

Sanford is a My Brother’s Keeper Designated Community
Join Us at the Community Summit Saturday, April 18, 10AM – 3PM
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 813 W. Pine Street, Sanford

The Sanford City Commission endorsed the City accepting the challenge to become a “My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) designated community”. The MBK initiative launched by President Barack Obama in February of 2014 is intended to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color to ensure all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK program supports African American and Hispanic males with certain programs that increase self-esteem, reduce disciplinary and law enforcement involvement, and boost academic performance. In some school Districts the dropout rate for Black and Hispanic males is as high as 50%. In 2012, Black males were 6 times more likely to be imprisoned than White males.


Sanford Future Claimer’s (a consortium of agencies and organizations) is facilitating to move the MBK initiative forward with a community summit to share the initiative and to receive feedback from the community. 


Join us on Saturday, April 18, 10AM – 3PM, at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 813 W. Pine Street, Sanford to share your thoughts on the obstacles and challenges facing these young men and to explore strategies to address them.  Lunch will be served.


For More information and to RSVP contact Andrew Thomas, Senior Project Manager, City of Sanford, 407-688-5132or  please visit the official My Brother’s Keeper website to learn all about the positive information surrounding this initiative the-press-office/2014/02/27/ fact-sheet-opportunity-all- president-obama-launches-my- brother-s-keeper-

DECA International Conference NEEDS YOU to help judge student events

The Collegiate DECA conference begins on Saturday with the high school conference beginning one week later.  This is the home stretch!  I am asking for your help one more time to help us recruit the final judges necessary.  We are almost there!  As of this morning, over 750 individuals are currently registered to judge at either the college conference, the high school conference, or both.  Unfortunately, 750 is not quite enough volunteers.  If you each recruit 5 more people, it would put us over the hump.  Here are the needs that still exist.
Collegiate DECA ICDC on Monday, April 20, 2015

·         3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Shift (20 additional volunteers needed)

·         Registration form available at

High School DECA ICDC on Monday, April 27, 2015

·         7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Shift (100 additional volunteers needed)

·         12:30 PM - 6:45 PM Shift (40 additional volunteers needed)

·         Registration form available at

 I would appreciate anything that you can do to help us reach out goal.  Here are a few ideas/suggestions:

·         Encourage people currently registered to judge only at one conference, to judge at both conferences.  This will allow them to interact with our college members and our high school members.

·         Send out an internal email/memo at your office encouraging people to participate.  Give people one last chance to participate if they have not signed up already.

·         Have you registered yet? 

·         Once you are registered - sign up a friend, your spouse, a colleague, a new employee.