2017 Black Scholars Reception
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
“There is a disheartening tendency in public discourse to focus on low achievers and drop-outs and to foster the misconception that all Black youth aspire to be athletes, performers and drug dealers”
FormerPresident National Urban League
The CommunityPartnership was formed to dispel such myths.
In 1986 Leaders of thirteen organizations came together toconsidertheproblemsinthe African Americancommunitiesof Westchester County. There was an immediate consensus that education, support of scholarship and development of leadership among African-American youth was an urgent priority.
This community/corporate partnership has since grown to twenty-seven corporate and community organizations all of which realize the importance of recognizing youth who are achieving intellectually.Four thousand students have been recognized with the awarding of scholarships, book awards and computers.
WHY? The Need
There was an awareness that African-American youth who are achieving academically have a uniqueneed for support and recognition. The Community Partnership is committed to meeting this need.