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Sesame Flyers celebrates 36 years of community service

US – Sesame Flyers International, Inc., perennial mas band winners in the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Parade, is celebrating its 36th anniversary.

According to spokesman Keith L. Forest, Sesame Flyers International, Inc. is “the largest contracted Caribbean American organization in New York that provides youth development, cultural, social welfare and supportive services to individuals and families.”

Founded in 1983, Forest told Caribbean Life on Tuesday that Sesame Flyers International delivers a variety of year-round program “that preserve youth, community and cultural development.

“Whether it’s serving the younger population by tutoring students, providing safe and nurturing spaces for children to play, organizing community service activities, running job readiness programs, providing case management and counseling for families in crisis, giving adult learners access to GED programs and computer literacy, instructing health and fitness or celebrating the rich traditions of the Caribbean Diaspora, there are few aspects of community life Sesame Flyers does not touch,” he said.

“Day in and day out, Sesame Flyers International strives to better the lives of those in our community by not only providing important services for both youth and adults, but by forging lasting relationships in an attempt to strengthen bonds and enhance community development,” said Executive Director, Curtis Nelson.

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