My Brother's Keeper
“That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. 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.”
- President Barack Obama, February 27, 2014
The White House launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) 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 My Brother’s Keeper, cities and towns, businesses, and foundations are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find success as adults.
The initiative is focused on six milestones, three of which are the key areas of focus in Orange County.
• Ensuring All Youth Graduate From High School
• Ensuring All Youth Complete Post-Secondary Education or Training
• Ensuring All Youth Out of School Are Employed
How It Works
The County will be engaging with the schools and community organizations that are working to improve outcomes for our youngest residents. Efforts must be coordinated and strategic to make a lasting impact.
There are many partners within Orange County who are working to make this initiative a success. These organizations range in size from local government, to small organized groups, large non-profits and everything in between.