President Obama's My Brother's Keeper celebrates seven years
My Brother's Keeper was established seven years ago by President Barack Obama to address 'persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential'. The Libra Group became a Founding Sponsor of the initiative and is proud to maintain that commitment today.
Commenting on the milestone of its seventh anniversary, the My Brother's Keeper Alliance commented:
"From an adage to a thriving national alliance over these past seven years, My Brother’s Keeper has reached hundreds of thousands of youth in nearly every corner of the country: From 40 mentees engaged in résumé workshops, pick-up basketball games, and career shadowing at the White House, to countless served by the nearly 250 cities, towns, counties, and tribal nations in our network; from the young people impacted by 50,000 new mentors recruited with our NBA family, to the ever-expanding benefit of significant policy initiatives like the Second Chance Pell pilot or MBK Success Mentors Initiative.
"Charting this path, we’ve met young men who have prepared for and finished school, joined the workforce, found their voices and passions, and poured themselves into improving outcomes for their peers and the next generation. To honor seven years of accelerating impact through youth-centered initiatives, we’re sharing seven snapshots from our walk with boys and young men of color. Here’s some of what we’ve learned about our movement—through them—on this journey"
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I have always believed that the single most important task we have as a nation is to make sure our young people can go as far as their dreams and hard work will take them. It is the single most important thing we can do for our country’s future. And we’ve got to do it together.” — President Barack Obama