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Last updated: 11/19/19

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 Barack 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. My Brother's Keeper Boston was created established 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 Boston plans to disrupt social, economical, and educational barriers. The MBK initiative will tackle these challenges through the following four main impact areas:

  1. Education
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Pathways Toward Success
  4. Community-Based Organizational (CBO) Funding. 

MBK's specified targeted programing will include the following services for the young men and women of the City of Boston:

  • The First My Brother's Keeper Intern Cohort 
  • College Campus Exposures 
  • Higher Education Scholastic Funding

We want to support those who may or may not have access to tools that enrich and improve their lives. Our goal is to prove that cities can support the development and success of their young residents.

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