Two Years of My Brothers Keeper
“That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works – when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”
- President Barack Obama, February 27, 2014
Since MBK’s first anniversary report a little more than one year ago, more than 50 additional communities have accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, including those in seven new states, independent private sector support for grants and in-kind resources has more than doubled to more than $600 million, and more than 80% of the recommendations the MBK Task Force sent to the President two years ago are complete or on track.
This report tracks progress achieved in the past year on efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of young people.
MPS My Brother's Keeper Implementation Plan
The MPS My Brother’s Keeper Implementation Plan provides details on initiatives and programs MPS currently offers and the new efforts MPS plans to undertake as a part of the District's commitment to the My Brother’s Keeper challenge. The MPS MBK Implementation Plan will serve as the backbone of our efforts and will lead toward the MPS MBK Action Plan, which will outline the specific goals we hope to accomplish in order to move our young men of color forward.
About My Brother's Keeper
Improving the Life Outcomes of Boys and Men of Color
In September 2014, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to cities across the country to improve the lives of boys and men of color. The My Brother’s Keeper challenge is a comprehensive, cradle-to-career strategy that identifies six focus areas for success:
- Attending school ready to learn
- Reading at grade level by third grade
- Graduating from high school ready for college and career
- Completing college education or training
- Entering the workforce
- Reducing violence and providing second chances
Milwaukee Public Schools recognizes the challenges Milwaukee’s boys and men of color face. The district joined the My Brother’s Keeper effort and will collaborate with families, other branches of government, local businesses and community organizations to increase the number of males of color who are succeeding academically and socially in our schools.
As part of this work, we want to hear from students, families and the community to develop a plan for success. For more information on opportunities to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our volunteer page.