Melson, a retired professional boxer who is an Army Public Affairs Officer and Public Speaker, is speaking to students from two Brooklyn schools.

Melson, a retired professional boxer who is an Army Public Affairs Officer and Public Speaker, is speaking to students from two Brooklyn schools.


Brooklyn, NY (June 18, 2017) – 2018 Democratic Congressional Candidate Boyd Melson of Brooklyn will speak at two borough schools in the month of June.

Melson, who recently returned from active duty as a member of the US Army Reserves, begins his week Monday, June 19 at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 264. His young audience will consist of preschool and elementary students.

On Wednesday the 28th, Melson serves as the Keynote Speaker for Summit Academy Charter Middle School’s Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony, taking place at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Summit Academy is located in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn and is a nonprofit dedicated to preparing students for college life and beyond. Many of the students had rough upbringings however, Summit Academy has a 100 percent graduation rate for 2017. Earlier this year, Summit’s high school Class of 2017 garnered national attention after students received $1.6 million in scholarship funds from from Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart.

“The 2017 school year is coming to a close in New York City and words can’t express how much it means to me that two schools have invited me to come speak,” said Melson, who is running in New York’s 11th district, covering Staten Island & South Brooklyn. “Having the opportunity to positively influence students ranging from preschoolers to rising freshman is really special. The Summit Academy Charter School is a heartwarming success story. I’ve spoken at various functions to a wide range of audiences but I’ve never had a group like this before. Having the opportunity to be their Keynote Speaker and seeing 100 percent of the students graduate is nothing short of incredible.”

Supporters can help Boyd by joining him on his mission to get elected into office by going to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/boyd-melson-for-congress-1.