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My Brother’s Keeper Boston

In 2014, President Obama started the national initiative My Brother's Keeper. We want to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by youth across the U.S.

Former Mayor Martin J. Walsh made a commitment with former President Obama to support the young men and women of Boston. The goal was to give them the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. They believed that, in America, everyone should be empowered to make of their lives what they will. Our young people should not be limited by the circumstances of their birth. My Brother's Keeper Boston was created to serve as a resource for those youth. We want to help them create a brighter future for themselves. Learn more about My Brother's Keeper.

About the program

My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Boston was established in partnership with the Obama Foundation and former Mayor Walsh's office. The mission of the program is to dismantle the three following barriers:

  • Societal
  • Economical
  • Educational

The MBK initiative will tackle these challenges through the concentration of policy, resources, and efforts within the following realms of engagement:

  1. Higher Education
  2. Mentorship 
  3. STEAM 
  4. Community-Based Organizational (CBO) funding

MBK Boston's programs will include the following services for young persons of color in the City of Boston (ages 8-30):

  • My Brother's Keeper Intern Cohorts
    • Creating pipelines of Employment within various BIPOC under-represented industries
  • College Campus Exposures
    • Fostering favorable experiences to expose BIPOC students to the realm and opportunity of post-secondary education 
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Opportunities
    • Partnering with notable entities, and institutions to provide in-depth creative experiences of innovation
  • Community Focus Group Location(s) 
    • Establishing a safe space for Community Policy Engagement upon relevant City of Boston and national issues 

We want to support those who may or may not have access to the tools that enrich and enhance the qualities of lives. Our goal is to prove that cities can support the development and success of their residents, specifically our BIPOC or socioeconomically marginalized persons in our City of Boston. We'll do this through advocacy, engagement, and ACTION! 

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