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Celebrating a Decade of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance: What Is It and How Can You Get Involved?


It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since President Barack Obama signed My Brother’s Keeper in response to Trayvon Martin’s untimely death. Since that time, the initiative has provided opportunities for young men in more than 100 communities.

What Is the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA)?

The inception of MBKA isn’t just another policy rollout by the Obama Administration. It is a clarion call for action born out of a need to address persistent gaps in the opportunities available to young men of color.

MBKA is President Obama’s pledge to these underserved individuals—that their country sees them, believes in them and wishes to invest in their future. It focuses on areas crucial for personal and professional development. These include education, employment and justice. The ultimate goal of MBKA is to lay the groundwork for a more equitable society.

MBKA focuses on six core areas for youth:

  • Early Education Initiatives
  • Grade Level Reading Proficiency at the End of Third Grade
  • Safety From Violence
  • The Opportunity to Graduate High School
  • Gainful Employment Upon Graduation of High School, Trade School or College
  • Access to Career Training Programs and Post-Secondary Education

How Can You Get Involved With MBKA?

There are plenty of opportunities for you to support MBKA. One thing you can do is make a donation to the organization. Your monthly pledge or one-time donation will empower the next generation of young people. The great thing is you can give as little or as much as you want.

Other ways to lend a helping hand are:

  • Become a mentor with MBKA through its We Are the Ones Campaign.
  • Start an MBKA community in your area.
  • Spread the word about MBKA so others can get involved.
  • Participate in the MBKA leadership network.
  • Sign up for the MBKA newsletter to stay abreast of what’s happening within the organization.

The Call to Action: A Collective Endeavor

MBKA is a reminder of our collective responsibility towards fostering a society where every individual, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to thrive. It challenges us to reflect on our roles and to contribute, in whatever capacity we can, to this noble cause.

As we conclude our exploration of MBKA and its impact on men of color, let us carry forward the spirit of unity and determination that this initiative embodies. For in the quest for equality and justice, every effort counts, every voice matters and every step forward is a victory in itself.

In embracing the mission of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, we pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow. Let us be the keepers of this flame, ensuring it burns bright for generations to come.



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