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The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

President Obama took action earlier this year to launch My Brother’s Keeper — a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead. Learn how you can get involved at http://whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

Through this initiative, the Administration is joining with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.

Read the initial report from the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which gives recommendations to the President on steps we can take to start expanding opportunity for boys and young men of color.

My Brother’s Keeper is focused on six milestones:

  • Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn

All children should have a healthy start and enter school ready – cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally.

  • Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade

All children should be reading at grade level by age 8 – the age at which reading to learn becomes essential.

  • Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career

Every American child should have the option to attend postsecondary education and receive the education and training needed for quality jobs of today and tomorrow.

  • Successfully Entering the Workforce

Anyone who wants a job should be able to get a job that allows them to support themselves and their families.

  • Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances

All children should be safe from violent crime; and individuals who are confined should receive the education, training and treatment they need for a second chance.

Learn more about the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

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Support Bill PG 411-13 -Good for PGCPS.

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Call your elected officials now and request support for Bill PG 411-13. We need this bill in order address  issues of significance concern in Prince George’s County Board of Education. The truth is more mundane, but the issues raised will promote Educational opportunities in PGCPS and protect the majority of the citizens many years to come. 

Entitled: Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Prince George’s County Board of Education PG 411-13

Sponsored by:   Prince George’s County Delegation

Status:      In the House – Hearing 2/27 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Establishing the Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Prince George’s County Board of Education; providing for the chairs and staff for the Task Force; prohibiting a member of the Task Force from receiving specified compensation but entitling members to reimbursement for specified expenses; requiring the Task Force to make specified recommendations, including recommendations regarding the method of selecting the Prince George’s County Board of Education; etc.

Analysis: Fiscal and Policy Note

All Sponsors: Prince George’s County Delegation

Additional Facts: Bill File Type: Regular Effective Date(s): July 1, 2013 Creates a Task Force or Commission

Committee(s): Ways and Means

Broad Subject(s): Education – Local Bills

Narrow Subject(s): Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees Education, Boards of Prince George’s County Reports Sunset Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill Text:   Read bill text in rich-text or PDF format ~>PG 411-13

House Bill # HB 1107