Last Thursday, the Obama administration officially announced the launch of a new initiative designed to help young men of color – a group disproportionately affected by imprisonment and poverty – reach their true potential.
Through the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative companies and foundations will come together to offer support to this particular population. According to the Washington Post, a White House official says that this initiative will set out to “make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.”
During President Obama’s State of the Union address last month, he promised that he would launch a program focused on young men of color, but he did not reveal any details at the time. According to reports, President Obama has been preparing to launch the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative since last summer.
We are eager to learn more about the program and how it will impact the young men in our community.