Keondre McClay



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Keondre McClay

Term: School Years 2016-17 and 2017-18
Keondré is a senior at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers. He also serves BPS in a number of capacities including the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Task Force, Equity Champion, Climate Activist, and Peer Mentor. He also serves as an office manager for the BPS Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps. Keondré served as President of Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC), CEO of the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow Boston chapter, and Board member of Youth United for Animals and the Planet.

Born in Baton Rouge, LA, Keondré was raised by his mother and grandmother, with support from his family. He holds dear to his heart core values of religion, academics, and family, which were instilled in him by his late grandmother. He has participated in a number of community-based programs that focused on voter registration, student engagement, and social justice. He engaged with the National Black MBA Association Case Competition, Boston Debate league, NAACP ACT-SO Fair, and the Boston Citywide Science Fair. He has presented and positioned himself in a array of notable venues such as The American Repertory Theatre, Simmons College, Boston School Committee , City Council Hearings, Mayor Advisory meetings, Dignity in Schools National Conference, Southern Methodist University, National Black MBA Annual Conference and many others occassions.

Keondre’ recently traveled to New york, Chicago, Baltimore, Amsterdam, and South Africa to work with students and share best practices around student engagement and find parallels with youth in global communities despite cultural differences. He is also a recipient of the Big time Peace Award presented by Mayor Walsh, NEA Revolutionary Youth Award, NBMBAA Leaders of tomorrow leadership award, and as of August 1, he was nominated for a Posse Scholarship. His hobbies include photography, culinary arts, and poetry.