Thirteen students graduated with the help of My Brothers Work shop this weekend.
The students graduated with an accredited high school diploma from Penn Foster High School through My Brother’s Workshop Education.
The ceremony was held at the St. Thomas Reformed Church where founder Scott Bradley created the non-profit 12 years ago.
The mission of MBW is to end youth crie and violence in the territory through mentoring, counseling, education, career and technical training, and job placement.
The Opus 4 Saxophone Quartet played the processional, “Pomp and Circumstance.” Dr. Suzanne Magras, MBW Education Manager, served as MC. Scott Bradley welcomed the crowd and thanked everyone for their support. Pastor Jeff Neevel of STRC and MBW board member, delivered the Invocation, followed by the national anthems, played by the Opus 4 Saxophone Quartet.
Guest Speaker, Jeanette Smith-Barry, former Charlotte Amalie High School principal, St. Thomas/St. John School District Superintendent and current Virgin Islands Board of Education board member, addressed the graduates with an encouraging message stating, “This diploma says you can. It says you can do whatever that still, small voice in your heart tells you you should do to make a positive difference.”