"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 4, 2015
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