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Lincoln School holds No Place for Hate activity

Lincoln School holds No Place for Hate activity

Lincoln School held a No Place for Hate activity, Pen Pal Meet and Greet, for all its students on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Scholars from K-8 were paired up with each other, and older students were mostly paired with younger students.

Depending on the grade level, the older students were provided with letter prompts to motivate and help guide the younger students to make good choices in their future years. They then gave those letters to their younger peers.

Younger students shared what they would enjoy doing with their new pen pal, and they drew a picture for them. Some prompts included, “How to be a good friend,” “How to look out for someone,” “How to ask for help,” and more. At the end of the week the pen pals met their new Lincoln friend. This encouraged developing new relationships and including everyone. Lincoln staff emphasized why it is important to be role models and look out for our younger students and for younger students to look up to others.

Older stuednts talking to their pen pals
Students at NPFH meet and greet talking
NPFH pen pal meet and greet
Student written letter
Students and teachers posing with No Place for Hate bags and shirts

All 16 Mount Vernon City School District schools were presented with No Place for Hate (NPFH) Banners at the NPFH Banner Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The district became the largest school district in Westchester County to have all of its schools designated as No Place for Hate. They are among the 239 NPFH schools in downstate New York.

MBK Fellows seated at table

Kevon Palmer and Levonn Latham, 11th-grade students at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, were inducted as 2023-24 My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) fellows on Friday, May 19, 2023. The induction ceremony was held at the annual My Brother’s Keeper Symposium. They traveled to Albany, New York, where the symposium was held, with their mentors Brother Arthur Muhammad, youth development specialist, and Noel Campbell, director of career and technical education.