School for At-risk Boys Gets New Location and Outdoor Learning Space

Rye resident, Mrs. Wellington T. Mara of the NY Giants-owning family, dedicated a new building and outdoor space for San Miguel Academy of Newburgh, NY on Friday, Nov. 14. San Miguel is an independent, faith based middle school for at-risk boys.

Paid for with a grant from the NFL 2014 Super Bowl Snowflake Foundation, the space includes rowing machines, climbing wall, volleyball court, a robotics course – and gives students and teachers the opportunity to simply walk outside in what is known as one of the most distressed neighborhoods in New York. The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Foundation supplemented updating the indoor facilities with a generous grant.

Photo 1:  Pictured left to right:  Cashie Egan, Rev. Mark Connell, President of San Miguel Academy of Newburgh, Mary McCooey, Greg Draddy, Pat Figge, Lauren Steers, Bonnie and Tom Grace, Tom Egan, Mrs. Ann Mara and San Miguel Academy Students Daniel Ruiz, Brandon Miller and Nas'ah Dabbs

Photo 2: Ann Mara with San Miguel Academy of Newburgh students Brandon Miller, Nas;ah Dabbs, and Daniel Ruiz in front of the San Miguel Student student Creed "I Will Not Quit"

Photo Credit:  Simon Feldman


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