New York Academy Launches New Program Year with Orientation

The New York Leadership Academy is back in session! In Brooklyn, 75 high school students gathered for orientation from schools, City Polytechnic High, Susan S. McKinney, Park Slope and Opportunity Charter. The students heard from a wide array of motivational guest speakers who spoke on each of New Look’s four pillars, Talent, Education, Career, and Service:

  • TALENT: Donaiko “SAGE LOVE” Joseph, Spiritual Filmmaker. Creator of “Am I Next?” and “Hoody: A Trayvon Martin Experience” Films on YouTube
  • EDUCATION: Nadia Lopez, Principal of Mott Hall Bridges middle school, which she opened in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. New author of “The Bridge to Brilliance” and Seen on Black Girls Rock
  • CAREER: Joseph Brim, Former Music Executive who’s worked with Trey Songz, Kevin Liles, etc. Currently a Life Coach
  • SERVICE: Nicole Russell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Precious Dreams Foundation

Thank you to all of our guest volunteers and stay tuned for more stories coming out of the New York Leadership Academy!

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