To celebrate the "School Choice" movement, New York City Council Member Andy King spoke at the kickoff of National School Choice Week (NSCW) event taking place on Tuesday, January 22, 10 a.m. at the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center, 680 East 219th St., Bronx.
Started in 2011, NSCW has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education. The Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort. We welcome all Americans to get involved and to have their voices heard!
Above - The program opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, and the Negro National Anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'.
Below - It helps to have a 'Yo-Yo' Wizard on your staff to keep the attention of little children, as Councilman King staffer Brian Melford is doing with his Yo-Yo tricks.
Above - Councilman King presents a City Council proclamation to the Executive Director of the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center, Ms. Cheryl Dewitt on the excellence of the Early Childhood Center.
Below - The day was also the birthday of Ms. Dewitt, and Councilman King also provided a bouquet of flowers to her.