Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,
The New York State Education Department will host the 2023 New York State My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Symposium on Friday, May 19, 2023 in Albany. Nearly 900 students, educators, and leaders from across the state will gather for this event on the MBK initiative to help boys and young men of color - and all students - realize their full potential.
Board of Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. and Commissioner Betty A. Rosa will speak as part of the event's welcome session. We are so honored to have Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie join us and deliver remarks. Regents Luis O. Reyes, Shino Tanikawa, and Adrian I. Hale will attend as well. Dr. Eric "ET" Thomas, a motivational speaker, author, and minister, will inspire participants with a high-energy keynote address. Lastly, we are fortunate to have some of the most prominent and respected names in education and youth development in attendance who will equip participants to meet the needs of our diverse student body here in New York State.