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Throughout U.S. history, disparities in opportunities for millions of boys and young men of color have prevented them from reaching their full potential. A disproportionate number of boys and young men of color have entered a cycle of poverty, injustice, and social immobility as a result of the unique systemic challenges that they face.
President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. To scale and sustain its mission, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance was launched as a private sector entity in 2015. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, along with cross-sector partners, will work to accelerate impact in targeted communities, mobilize citizens and resources, and promote what works — all with the goal of encouraging mentorship, reducing youth violence, and improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color.
To ensure all young people can reach their full potential and as part of the Foundation’s mission to inspire and empower the next generation leaders, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance will continue our critical work as a core initiative of the Obama Foundation.
Learn more about one of our MBK Alliance programs by watching the video of our July 2017 Regional Summit in Long Beach, Florida.