A very full week at Brooklyn Collaborative as we welcomed June! 5/29 - We were joined by Councilmember Brad Lander as we debuted our 5th floor mural with a growth mindset theme. Thank you to Councilmember Lander's office for the CASA grant which allowed us to partner with Groundswell to develop the mural! 5/30 - ELA 8 students participated in an interdisciplinary study of The American Dream and shared their findings/learnings about the state of The Dream today in the American Dream Expo. First students presented in the 4 Freedoms Student Gallery where visitors had the opportunity to view student artwork, read student speeches, and listen to student songs and PSAs. Then the 8 student finalists delivered their speeches in front of the class with votes cast for the speech or speaker who moves the audience the most! Hear some of the speeches here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AaHM9aDnAi4Z0b0r2 5/31 - Students and Parent Coordinator Tracey joined Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez in the National Gun Violence Awareness Day summit to speak up about their concerns and experiences with the local and national issue. 5/31 - Math 7 students presented their non-routine problems and posters during roundtables. 6/1 - We were joined by Captain Megan O'Malley and PO Joseph Rodriguez at our June Family Breakfast to discuss concerns about recent truancy encounters between students and NYPD in the neighborhood. 6/1 - ELA 7 students pitched their original graphic novels during roundtables in the library. We are so proud of our graphic novelists! 6/1 - Our annual Model Job Fair was a success! Our interns interviewed future interns while presenting their organizations. We were joined by several alumni who spoke to our upperclassmen about their experiences transitioning after graduation and finding their careers. Students in Grades 9 and 10 competed for "Most Job Offers" and "Best Dressed." 6/2 - We held our annual Leadership Retreat at the NYC Outward Bound Schools offices where we reflected on our successes and set performance benchmarks for this upcoming year in our EL Education work plan.