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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.

Mayor Walsh made a commitment with former President Obama to support the young men and women of Boston. The goal is to give them the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. Mayor Walsh and the former president believe that, in America, everyone should be able 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 Mayor Walsh's office. The mission of the program is to dismantle:

  • Social
  • Economical
  • and Educational barriers for the youth of Boston.

The MBK initiative will tackle these challenges through the focusing resources 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:

  • My Brother's Keeper Intern Cohorts
  • College Campus Exposures
  • STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math) Opportunities
  • Community Focus Group Location(s) 

We want to support those who may or may not have access to the tools that enrich lives. Our goal is to prove that cities can support the development and success of their young residents. We'll do this through advocacy, engagement, and action! 

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