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Obama Administration Launches 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative

Obama Administration Launches 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative

The Obama Administration has launched a new initiative to ensure that boys and young men of color receive equal educational opportunities and can reach their full potential.

The initiative is called "My Brother's Keeper," and President Barack Obama and the Administration are joining with cities and towns, businesses and foundations to take steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks and the skills they need to find a good job, go to college and work their way into the middle class. 

According to, My Brother's Keeper is focused on six milestones, such as reading at grade level by third grade, graduating from high school ready for college and career, and successfully entering the workforce. 

"That's what 'My Brother's Keeper' is all about," said President Obama. "Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works, when it works, in those critical life-changing moments."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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