Adams KCC Visit Highlights Special High School Class


Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, yesterday, visited Kingsborough Community College in Manhattan Beach to check out the entrepreneurship ideas of a “College Now” class and to motivate high school student participants for future initiatives.

The highly-driven students from across the five boroughs took part in a class that partnered with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Entrepreneurship and Social Communication for Education, a program that motivates entrepreneurs of the next generation.

The class was split into five groups, each instructed to create their own earth science affiliated entrepreneurship program. From salt water generated droids with the ability to clean the ocean, to various types of water filtration, these high school leaders united to experience, first hand, just how challenging and in most cases, costly, it can be when attempting to solve some of the today’s largest felt issues.

Adams suggested the combination of diversity and unity is key to cleaning up national, international and global problems.

Borough President Eric Adams
Borough President Eric Adams

“We are all in this together. Each one of us contributes to the success, so you can’t miss a piece. One piece missing does not allow you to come to the full accomplishment of the problem that you are trying to solve,” said Adams.

Adams went on to use an example of the recent Red Hook shooting. “A baby was killed that was in his mothers womb. It was a shooting, and that child was shot and killed. That’s a missing piece. We will never recover from what that baby would have brought to the missing piece of our problems.”

“I know that you all want technology but our greatest method of technology is figuring out how we turn guns into the computers of tomorrow by melting that metal to understand that if a child has technology in his hand, he wont have a gun in his hand,” Adams added.

Farley Herzek, the President of Kingsborough and Marissa Shorenstein, the President of AT&T, also motivated the students, and said how pleased they were to partner with Adams in such a beneficial cause for the next generation.

But the proof of success for the program came from the student participants themselves.

“This experience was a lot of fun and it was nice to meet new people. I have to admit, the three hour classes were a little long for me, but the labs were fun, especially since it was very hands on,” said Sheepshead Bay resident Michelle Lakhter, 16, who attends Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences.