Steve Williamson Brooklyn Community Services

The students at the Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service are over-age and under-credited. They have dropped out or failed out and come from some of the highest-risk backgrounds in the New York City school system.

This is their last chance at receiving a full high school education. So why not give them something to work toward once they graduate?

That is the idea behind the Speakers Bureau, a program run by Brooklyn Community Services. A new speaker comes monthly to share advice, talk about their journey and inspire the students.

Read more here.