Mayor Holden accepted President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community challenge to improve life outcomes of boys and men of color in Baton Rouge. In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and to ensure that all young people reach their full potential. Although the challenge is directed to Mayors, it is very much a community call to action to enact sustainable change through policy, programs, and partnerships. Driven by the principles of collective impact, My Brother’s Keeper-Baton Rouge (MBK-BR) is committed to ensuring that all children start school socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically ready; and to ensure that all children read on level by 3rd grade.
MBK-BR is a collaborative infrastructure that supports existing and new networks of leaders at the local, state, and national levels to consistently connect, share knowledge, and align their activities toward shared policy. Key elements to achieving our goals is community awareness, advocacy, and recruitment.
We challenge you to join us in improving life outcomes for young people.
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