About MBK-BR

My Brother's Keeper is the Obama Administration Initiative to improve life outcomes of all children, especially boys and men of color (BMOC). The City of Baton Rouge was an early acceptor of President Obama's Challenge to mayors and local community leaders.

Our Purpose: 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 and goals that improve life outcomes for children, especially Boys and Men of Color (BMOC).

My Brother’s Keeper is focused on six milestones:

  • Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn
    All children should have a healthy start and enter school ready – cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade
    All children should be reading at grade level by age 8 – the age at which reading to learn becomes essential.
  • Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career
    All youth should receive a quality high school education and graduate with the skills and tools needed to advance to postsecondary education or training.
  • Completing Postsecondary Education or Training
    Every American should have the option to attend postsecondary education and receive the education and training needed for the quality jobs of today and tomorrow.
  • Successfully Entering the Workforce
    Anyone who wants a job should be able to get a job that allows them to support themselves and their families.
  • Reducing youth violence and providing a second chance
    All youth and young adults should be safe from violent crime; and individuals who are confined should receive the education, training, and treatment they need for a second chance.


  • MBK-BR will lead a collective impact movement in demonstrating that with public and private support and technical assistance, schools, community partners, local agencies and leaders can take more comprehensive outcome focused approaches to removing barrier to opportunity and improving the lives of young people.

Goals and Objectives

  • Eliminating disparities in Education, Health, Justice creating unlimited possibilities
  • Ensuring all youth have an opportunity to realize their full potential


  • Support Early Childhood Education
  • Combat the cause and consequences of disparities in early childhood development and learning
  • Increase kindergarten readiness through early home visiting and dual-generation programs
  • Empower parents and engage other caring adults
  • Advocate public and private campaigns for mentor recruitment
  • Provide transparent data on critical life indicators
  • Summer Learning Loss prevention

My Brother's Keeper - Baton Rouge
Governing Structure


For more information, please email us at: mbkbr@brgov.com

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