NEW ROCHELLE, NY --Isaac E. Young Middle School hosts social commentator, political activist, and author Kevin Powell this Thursday, March 24 from 8:15am-2:15pm. Powell’s book, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood, explores how overcoming adversity helps shape our ability to become resilient and responsible adults.
Students in grades 7-8 have been preparing for Powell's visit for several weeks with classroom lessons, lunchtime reading groups, and after-school book clubs.
This important clinically-driven project has been led by school psychologists Dr. Susan Owens-Billlups and Karina Villalona, and school social workers Angélica Guel and Charise Littlejohn.
Thursday, March 24
Isaac E. Young Middle School
270 Centre Avenue
New Rochelle, New York 10805
Interviews available with Mr. Powell, school psychologists, and school social workers.