A Community Challenge

My Brother's Keeper (MBK) is a community challenge started by President Obama encouraging city leaders, including San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, to implement a coherent life-impact strategy.

This national initiative is designed to help boys and men of color, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and all non-white males reach their full potential regardless of life's circumstances. Locally, MBKSA will coordinate with other strategies that connect youth with opportunity and help young people build healthy relationships with themselves, their families and their community.

Six Goals of My Brother's Keeper Initiative

  1. Ensure all youth graduate from high school
  2. Ensure all youth complete post-secondary education or training
  3. Ensure all youth out of school are employed
  4. Ensure all youth are safe from violent crime
  5. Ensure all youth who have been convicted or incarcerated receive opportunity to lead a productive life
  6. Ensure that local efforts are sustainable