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MBK Yonkers leads the way in graduation rate for students of color

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Graduation season shines even brighter when the majority of students succeed. At 91 percent, the city of Yonkers has the highest graduation rate in the state of New York for students of color. The Yonkers Independent School District is leading the Model Communities initiative for MBK Yonkers. MBK Model Communities, supported by the Obama Foundation, aims to spread the implementation of evidence-based practices and impact communities across the country.

We have worked tirelessly on ensuring that our young men of color are valued, accepted, respected, and cared for. Success needs to be part of their lived experiences”

Dr. Edwin Quezada, former Yonkers Public Schools Superintendent

Yonkers is one of four communities recognized for their efforts in the program. Learn more about the other cities selected as MBK Model Community below.

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Model Communities

MBK Model Communities is an initiative of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance that seeks to expand the implementation of evidence-based practices and impact to communities across the country.

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