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.
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.
- Read the Presidential Memorandum here
- Read the Fact Sheet on New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
- Read the My Brother’s Keeper Blueprint for Action Fact Sheet
- Read the President’s Task Force Report
- Read the Presidential Memorandum establishing the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force
- Read the Fact Sheet on the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge