“We Lift As We Climb”
THE MISSION
New York City accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge to positively change the outcomes for boys and young men of color. We believe that all children deserve opportunities that lead to achievement … to live and work in safe communities … and to have a clear and equitable path to success.



  • In 2014, former President Barack Obama established the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force at the federal level. The Task Force was an interagency effort focused on closing and eliminating the opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color so that all young people have the chance to reach their full potential.
    With the adoption of the 2016–2017 New York State Budget, New York became the first state to accept the President’s challenge and enacted the My Brother’s Keeper initiative into law. The budget included a $20 million investment in support of the initiative to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color.



  • In 2014, former President Barack Obama established the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force at the federal level. The Task Force was an interagency effort focused on closing and eliminating the opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color so that all young people have the chance to reach their full potential.
    With the adoption of the 2016–2017 New York State Budget, New York became the first state to accept the President’s challenge and enacted the My Brother’s Keeper initiative into law. The budget included a $20 million investment in support of the initiative to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color.

NYC

“My administration is committed to ensuring that New York City is a just and equitable city for everyone.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio


Mayor Bill de Blasio is leading the charge of My Brother’s Keeper in New York City, engaging all city agencies and partnering with the National MBK Alliance (part of The Obama Foundation); the New York State Education Department; the Borough Presidents; the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE); The Young Men’s Initiative (YMI); and parents, educators, youth, and community partners throughout our city. We invite you to learn more and spread the word to improve the outcomes of our boys and young men of color in NYC.
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Leadership program for young men of color from each Borough
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Guides MBK planning in NYC
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Leadership program for young girls
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Mentorship for young men of color
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Leadership, communication development, mentorship for young women of color
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Leadership. communication development, mentorship for young men of color
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