Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Brothers on the Rise

On February 24, 2009 Northgate geologist Brendan J. Mulholland was a guest speaker at the Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, California.

Brendan spoke to a group of adolescent boys enrolled in the Brothers on The Rise (BOTR) program. BOTR is a program for at-risk boys and identifies problems or issues related to academic achievement. BOTR's mission is to responsibly empower school-aged males to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships, and contribute to a more just and equitable society. Their program works to resolve issues, change outcomes, and improve grades.

Brendan described his own challenges as an adolescent, and provided the boys an overview of Northgate’s daily operations as an environmental engineering firm.

He told the boys that the community recognizes their willingness and commitment to overcome obstacles and encouraged the boys to keep up the good work.

A follow-on visit by BOTR to Northgate’s office is planned.


Northgate Green Team said...

Keep up the good work, Brendan :)

Green Machine said...

Positive role models who can identify and relate with the kids. That's good medicine. Keep up the good work you guys!!