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County Executive Rob Astorino Shares Experiences With Mt Vernon Students In Boys To Men Mentoring Program

White Plains, NY — The Boys To Men Mentoring Program of Cecil H. Parker Elementary took a trip, Monday morning to The Westchester County Building to meet County Executive Rob Astorino. The Mount Vernon Elementary School program is geared to give young men something to aspire to. The students in the program meet every Monday afternoon and have guest speakers like County Legislator Lyndon Williams, Westchester County Human Rights Commissioner and US Army Reserves Lieutenant Colonel Mark Fang, Former Mayor Ernest D. Davis and Councilman Andre Wallace, just to name a few, to give the young men examples of men in strong leadership positions.

Monday morning escorted by Ramsey and Johnson as well as Brenda L. Crump, a parent chaperon, the young men took a bus from Parker Elementary to the Westchester County building. County Exec. Astorino graciously opened his doors and spent time with the young men, shared some personal experiences about how he got him politics and how to turn what looks like a bad situation into a positive (see video below).

Other recent trips have included a tour of Mount Vernon City Hall, where the young men got a chance to go to each office including the Comptroller’s office, the City Clerk’s office, the City Council Chambers and even the Mayor’s office and find out what each elected official does. They also took a trip to Westchester County Center to see and meet the Westchester Knicks for their African-American Heritage Game sponsored by BLEA and the White Plains. Greenburgh chapter of the NAACP.

The Boys To Men Mentoring Program under the leadership of Principal – Ms. Natalie Dweck and Program Coordinators, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ramsey, with the assistance of Blacks In Law Enforcement’s NY Rep Damon K. Jones, BW’s Editor-In-Chief AJ Woodson and others, who mentor the group of black boys helping them to become productive men.

Cecil H. Parker Elementary School is located at 461 S. 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York. The Boys to Men Mentoring Group is a national organization dedicated to mentoring, inspiring and guiding young boys in their life and career choices.


About AJ Woodson (2369 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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