WATCH: Highlights from My Brother’s Keeper Buffalo Male Academy Program Launch [Video]
Yasmin Young, host of the 2 to 6 Takeover (M-F, 2-6 PM) was on hand at the My Brother’s Keeper Buffalo Male Academy Program Launch! Watch Mayor Brown proclaim August 7th My Brother’s Keeper Day and the highlights from the program!
"Introduced by President Obama in 2014, My Brother’s Keeper provides funding for programs that intervene in the lives of black and Hispanic youth and set them on course toward a better educational future." ~ Buffalo News
National MBK Milestones
At the national level, MBK is focused on ensuring that all children:
Enter school ready to learn;
Read at grade level by third grade;
Graduate from high school ready for college and career;
Complete postsecondary education or training;
Successfully enter the workforce; and
Grow up in safe communities and get a second chance if they make a mistake.
MBK In NYS
In addition to supporting the six milestones set at the national level, New York’s MBK initiative is also committed to:
Ensuring equitable access to high quality schools and programs;
Expanding prevention, early warning, and intervention services;
Using differentiated approaches based on need and culture;
Responding to structural and institutional racism;
Making comprehensive and coordinated support services widely available; and
Engaging families and communities in a trusted and respectful way.
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