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Wrapping Up the Year: Our December Newsletter Update

Updated: Jan 10

The year is coming to a close, but that doesn't mean we are short of News to share. Before ringing in the New Year, load up on the latest BCCP updates. From game wins, dance team headshots, and building robots – BCCP has all the excitement.

Sports Highlight - Community Roots For the Win!

Community Roots' Fall Soccer team won the championship game against Basis-Bk at McCarren Park on 11/13 with a score of 3-2 after going into overtime. James "Ryder" Russo scored the winning goal for Community Roots.

A Collaboration Coming Your Way

Feat. the S.T.A.R Middle School Dance Team and Robeson High Film Students

For the first time at BCCP, we have two sites working on a cross-team collaboration. Led by Teaching artists Jade Sacker (Film T.A at Robeson High School) & Norlette Nichols ( Dance Coach at S.T.A.R Middle School). Students are collaborating to film the dance team in the creation of a music video. In preparation for the photo shoot, we took professional headshots of the S.T.A.R Middle School dance team.

Be sure to stay tuned for the release of the full video.

Building Robots in the Makerspace

Students at the S.T.A.R Middle School Makerspace are working towards completing their first Space Shuttle project. The space shuttles are modeled after a NASA design. They began their designs with Robotic kits and clay models. Students will also Design a Die-Cast NASA Rocket Template. For inspiration for their projects, students visited the NYU Maker space.

Introducing the Team

With a Special Moment from our Executive Director, Nixon Mercidieu

We have so many exciting updates happening within the BCCP sphere. A new logo, a revamped website, and now updated team photos! At our most recent Staff gathering, we updated our Team headshots. We are excited to roll out our staff page within the next few weeks. We want you to get to know our members! As a special series, we will be highlighting our Team members. Make sure to follow along @welcometobccp to learn more about the wonderful staff that makes BCCP happen!

Meet Nixon

Executive Director, Nixon Mercidieu, originally from Haiti, brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Holding a BA in Psychology and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Brooklyn College, Nixon's qualifications uniquely position him for success. With over 20 years of dedicated service at BCCP, he has traversed various roles, starting as an undergrad student under BCCP's founder and ascending to the Executive Director role.
Nixon's leadership journey includes the successful management of diverse youth programs across Brooklyn, spanning both high school and middle school levels. Serving as a beacon of best practices in youth development, Nixon is a valuable resource for the BCCP staff.
School administrators have acknowledged and appreciated Nixon's substantial contributions to student academic performance and social-emotional growth. His professional accomplishments, coupled with his firsthand experiences, establish him as an invaluable leader in the dynamic field of youth development. Nixon's commitment to fostering positive change and his deep understanding of the intricacies of BCCP make him a unique leader dedicated to advancing the organization's mission and impact.

That's all we have for you in the December edition. BCCP is wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!

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