Higher Heights: An Interview with High Jumper Alexander Bowen Jr.

Higher Heights. For us, the phrase isn't just a hashtag or a tagline, but a powerful declaration. A call to action. An affirmation of excellence. An aspirational ideal rooted in a relentless work ethic and a commitment to always improving. We needn't look any further for the physical embodiment of excellence than to behold Elmont's … Continue reading Higher Heights: An Interview with High Jumper Alexander Bowen Jr.

What A Time To Be From Elmont

What a Time to Be From Elmont By Sophia Sunshine Vilceus It has truly been a remarkable week, month, and year to be from Elmont. But what does this all mean in context? As an Elmont native who has lived out of New York State for nearly five years, it is something quite special to … Continue reading What A Time To Be From Elmont

Young Elmont Men Feed the Homeless of New York City

Days before his 22nd birthday, Elmont native, Daniel Alexis, decided he wanted to do something different to celebrate this year: The Class of 2012 graduate rounded up all of his friends in Elmont and set out on a mission to feed the homeless of New York City. "I believe the greatest gift God gave us is … Continue reading Young Elmont Men Feed the Homeless of New York City

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community.   At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realize … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

The Scene: Warren Wint

          Foreword by Tamar Charmaine Life is about second chances. It's about getting up and trying again after falling. Elmont's very own Warren Wint is a testament to that. Failure pushed him to be great and a near-death experience helped him see the light. Warren, who has been in cyphers with … Continue reading The Scene: Warren Wint

Elmont grad, Aaron Dennis, signs with Arizona United SC

  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (August 5, 2015) – Today, Arizona United SC announced the signing of forward Aaron Dennis. The Elmont, NY, native last played with Villanova where he was named second-team All Big East following his senior season in 2014. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to play with United,” Dennis said. “I’m ready to … Continue reading Elmont grad, Aaron Dennis, signs with Arizona United SC

The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

Source: Karin Chenoweth, Huffington Post The first time I visited Elmont Memorial High School in New York's Nassau County almost eight years ago, then-principal Al Harper showed me the space where he had carved out the science research lab. It was crammed with myriad equipment. Just what I can't remember, except that there was a cage and … Continue reading The Color of Brilliance: High Achieving Black Scholars at Elmont High School Say People Wonder If They’re Cheating

We Started Here: “Coach T”

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." This quote has been ascribed to the late Black luminary, Dr. Maya Angelou, and fits here as we feature the next young leader of our We Started Here series, which celebrates the efforts … Continue reading We Started Here: “Coach T”

We Started Here: Dominique

Our next generation of social leaders are rising up today. We know they are among the most unique in history due to a niche set by the explosion of social media and the Information Age. Today’s youth are multi-layered: vocal, with social media as a soapbox; headstrong, with a taste for adventures & trying new … Continue reading We Started Here: Dominique

We Started Here: Tammie

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Some see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not." Tammie asks, "why not?" We first learned of her impact and tireless work through a friend in Red Hook-Brooklyn who described to us a passionate young woman from Elmont … Continue reading We Started Here: Tammie