Where have I been?! I know.. I know. It has been too long since i've written a blog! Honeslty, though, i've needed a little time to catch up on life these past two months. However, I did have a truly remarkable appearance/experience this past Friday at the Summer H.E.A.T. (Help Employ Ambitious Teens) breakfast at Borough Hall. Summer H.E.A.T. is an organization spearheaded by our borough president, Mr. Marty Markowitz, to help place teens in summer jobs throughout Brooklyn. The jobs that become available in Brooklyn, thanks to many employers who care about the youth in our borough, are often jobs that help the students excell in the particular field they hope in which to some day be a part. Summer H.E.A.T. was able to place well over one hundred teens in summer jobs in 2010. It was such a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful recognition ceremony where so many young adults had the opportunity to be applauded for their hard work. Although Mr. Markowitz was unable to come to the recognition ceremony, our borough deputy president, Mrs. Jvonne Graham, was there in his honor and as a proud supporter of the Summer H.E.A.T. program. After a few words from Mrs. Graham, a former Summer H.E.A.T. success story, a few Summer H.E.A.T. employers and others...they asked if I would recognize the students and our borough president for all of their contributions to our amazing city. I was warmly accepted as the reigning Miss Brooklyn and many people were extremely interested in what it is that I do within our community. It was a great opportunity to promote the Miss Brooklyn Organization and it's ability to help teens and young women in the Brooklyn area succeed as well. I met some truly remarkable young women!