07 Mar '17, 8pm

A Starbucks in Jamaica, Queens, thrives by creating opportunities for all

A Starbucks in Jamaica, Queens, thrives by creating opportunities for all

Kalif Sanogo (pictured below ) made a promise to everyone he encountered when he entered the YMCA of Greater New York’s Y Roads program: “I’m going to be your favorite.” According to Y Roads Center Director Clare Dwyer, the 19-year-old Bronx resident has kept his promise. “He’s a well-rounded young person,” said Dwyer, citing his achievements as a student, leader and mentor. “He’s so engaged and, I know it sounds cheesy, but he just lights up every space he’s in.” Of late, that space has included the Starbucks located at the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and 89th Avenue in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York. There he’s been a participant in Y Roads, a YMCA program operated in partnership with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a workforce development agency that connects youth who are out of school and out of work to job training opportunities, academic sup...

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