(Boston Renaissance Charter Public School)
Hyde Park’s Boston Renaissance Charter Public School recently welcomed leaders in business, education, government, medicine, and the arts to sit down with students and discuss how to achieve success at the school’s annual Young Kings Breakfast.
School leaders intended the event, held Nov. 30, to inspire members of the Young Kings, boys ages 8 – 11 from the school’s choir, the Voices of Renaissance. Founded in 1997 by choirmaster Evelyn Lee Jones, the choir includes girls and boys 7 – 12 and currently has 170 members.
In a statement, the school said that it “stresses the importance of successful men and ancestors who evoke change and empowerment.” The school hopes music education will help teach students to be “successful in building a better world for generations to come,” the statement said.
Guests included Gerald Algere, senior vice president at Century Bank; Hardin Coleman, dean of education at Boston University; District 5 City Councilor Robert Consalvo; Michael A. Curry, president of the Boston branch of the NAACP; United States Marshall John Gibbons; Robert Gittens, vice president of public affairs at Northeastern University; R&B singer Kenny Lattimore; Dr. John O. Schorge, chief of GYN oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital; Barry R. Sloane, president and CEO of Century Bank; Judge Charles E. Walker; and David Wright, executive director of the Boston Ministerial Alliance.