Mayor’s Young Flint- My Brother’s Keeper Community   Update

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What: My Brother’s Keeper Milestone Report

When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Mott Community College, Regional Technology Center

Details:

In 2014, President Obama launched an initiative to enhance life outcomes for boys and young men of color.  Since that time, the national My Brother’s Keeper Initiative has been embraced in multiple cities, including Flint. Through the Mayor’s office, Flint has been involved with the MBK Initiative since September 2014. Flint was one of the first cities to accept the White House My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. For up to date information about the MBK Community Challenge, now housed under the Obama Foundation, please visit: https://www.obama.org/mbka/competition/

At its heart, the MBK Initiative is driven by support from municipal chief executives. Whether you are new to the initiative, or have been actively involved in the past, local MBK volunteers invite you and your institution to engage in collective impact work.  The planning aligns with the six milestones identified by President Obama’s initial vision:

  1. Getting a healthy start and entering school ready to learn
  2. Reading at grade level by third grade
  3. Graduating from high school ready for college and career
  4. Complete postsecondary education or training
  5. Successfully entering the workforce
  6. Keeping kids on track and giving them second chances

In May 2015, the City of Flint created the Community Challenge Report. The report, entitled Youth Are Our Priority: Supporting Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) in Flint, provides an overview of the landscape for boys and young men of color and an asset inventory of programming designed to impact the target population.  A total of 73 programs were identified and a call to action was issued to address the milestones. To view the full report, visit: https://www.cityofflint.com/2015/05/06/white-house-my-brothers-keeper-flint-report-and-action-plan/

On June 28th, at 6 PM at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center auditorium, City leaders will be joined by community leaders to discuss what’s next for MBK in Flint. All members of the community are encouraged to attend.

If you have questions regarding the MBK-Flint initiative, or would like more information contact: 810-235-0617 or [email protected]

 

 

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