President Obama Launches Historic My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

February 13, 2017
My Borther's Keeper

A student eyes the Emancipation Proclamation as the President gave students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago a tour of the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In February 2014, President Obama announced the historic My Brother’s Keeper initiative, an effort to provide greater opportunities to boys and young men of color, who as a group face disproportionate challenges and obstacles in school, with the criminal justice system, and within their communities and families. The initiative will involve a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, involving the efforts of a task force composed of a wide range of stakeholders, including local and national leaders in philanthropy, business, government, faith communities, and media. To learn more about the initiative, click here.

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