Letter from the Mayor
Letter from Mayor
Greetings from ... Mayor Richard Thomas City of Mount Vernon
“The City of Hope”
Please accept my thanks and endearing gratitude to all of those involved in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and those gathered here at the Inaugural Stakeholders’ Summit.
The MBK Community Challenge is an initiative that will encourage community leaders across the country to develop plans that will open doors of opportunities for our youth. The Action Plan for Mount Vernon is sure to enrich the lives of young men throughout the City of Mount Vernon. I am honored to be a resource in order to help our children succeed by supporting these six milestones: (1) ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally ready; (2) ensuring all children read at grade level by 3rd Grade; (3) ensuring all youth graduate from high school; (4) ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training; (5) ensuring all youth out of school are employed; and (6) ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime and have a second chance.
Many that are present today have given their time and energy to improve the quality of life in Mount Vernon, whether it be by means of their professional lives, volunteer work, or both. I extend my heartfelt appreciation once again for their continued inspiration, guidance, and leadership.
Mayor Richard Thomas
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY HALL – ROOSEVELT SQUARE
MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK 10550