President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Through this initiative, the Administration has joined cities and towns, businesses and foundations to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.

My Brother’s Keeper is focused on six national milestones:

  • Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn

  • Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade

  • Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career

  • Completing Post-Secondary Education or Training

  • Successfully Entering the Workforce through Increased Engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM)

  • Successful development of Social Emotional Competencies