A number of Milwaukee area organizations, including Milwaukee Public Schools, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the City of Milwaukee have taken up the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, a national call to action from President Barack Obama to improve life outcomes for all young people. As part of meeting this challenge, the President of the United States has made the strengthening and expansion of mentoring opportunities a national imperative.
In response, local MBK supporters are developing an action plan to align community activities and initiatives to meet the goals of MBK. Part of that action plan is the development of a MILWAUKEE MENTOR NETWORK, a collaborative of area organizations providing mentor services to Milwaukee youth. Initiators of the Milwaukee Mentor Network include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Center for Youth Engagement, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, City of Milwaukee, Center for Self Sufficiency and the Milwaukee Bucks Organization.
In order to strengthen that eco-system, we are conducting a community mentoring inventory to identity assets and gaps in mentor service delivery across the city. Your participation is needed to make sure every young person who needs a mentor in Milwaukee can have one if he or she chooses.
Please take a few minutes to complete our Milwaukee Mentoring Inventory Survey.
In addition, we need you and your organization’s voice to make this network a reality. Please join us and top national officials from the President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for a forum to discuss mentoring in our community and to help us develop an action plan to ensure every young person who needs a mentor in Milwaukee can have one if he or she chooses. Please register for the forum below.