Detroit, Michigan

On Monday, November 14th, MBK Alliance and partners hosted the Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Career Summit at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The Summit provided nearly 1100 attendees opportunities to engage with 42 employers for on-the-spot hiring and career exploration activities, resulting in over 350 job offers and conditional offers in less than six hours. Additionally, 20 nonprofit partners offered attendees access to extensive community resources and social services.


Potential increase in annual GDP as a result of closing the achievement gap for students of color


Increased likelihood of a young man of color enrolling in college when he has a mentor


Year in which the majority of young candidates will be young men of color


Communities that have answered President Obama’s call to increase access to opportunity for boys and young men of color in the United States

"My message to Alex and Malachi and Darinel and to all the young men out there and young boys who aren’t in this room: I want you to know you matter. You matter to us. You matter to each other. There’s nothing, not a single thing, that’s more important to the future of America than whether or not you and young people all across this country can achieve their dreams."

— President Barack Obama
My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Launch, May 5, 2015


Our vision is to ensure all of our nation’s boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity.



We are leading a collaborative, cross-sectoral movement to break down barriers boys and young men of color disproportionately face along the life path in order to create lasting change.



Meet our reason why. Boys and young men from across the country share stories about their personal journeys.