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A Message From Administration 

Andrew Brown



Dear JSK Family,


There’s nothing special about success without a hill to climb. You are special and your success makes us all stronger. We look forward to seeing you build yourself up further and, in turn, you helping to build those around you into brighter, more positive, and more impactful contributors to our communities.

  It was the great Muhamad Ali who said “It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, but it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Know that in this life the work that we put into ourselves and those around us is a slow and careful process. Sometimes it can feel like change is impossible and our goals are far out of reach. Slow motion is better than no motion and if we continue to believe in ourselves, everything is possible. During this marathon we have to be conscious of what the pebbles in our shoes might be. What are the small things that over time detract from our end goals and growth? Are we late for school or work, do we not put in all the effort we are capable of, do we have a dependence on chemicals or a poor diet? I urge you to take every day to evaluate the little things that can slowly build into major obstacles. Your toughest critic should be yourself. 

You are valuable and you are capable. You are smart and you are strong. Take each day to improve on the little things so that the mountains aren’t so steep and the road isn’t so rocky. We believe in you and always will, but it’s most important that you always believe in yourself.

JSK Manhattan: 321 E 96th St, New York, NY 10128
(212) 369-1509

JSK QUEENS: 142-10 Linden Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11436

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