My Brother’s Keeper Helps Youth Succeed
Since 2014, Fulton County has joined the efforts of President Barack Obama and implemented a successful My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program. The initiative builds lasting bridges of opportunity for young people of color to help them reach their full potential.
“We are excited about the momentum and the enthusiasm the program has sparked here in Fulton County and across the country,” said Chairman John Eaves. “We are making a difference in so many young lives.”
MBK has a 220-member task force here in Fulton County that has outlined ambitious initiatives with key partners in metro Atlanta:
- The Atlanta Hawks – a paid trainee program that will expose young people to all facets of professional sports
- Georgia Tech – Educational programs to get more students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
- Fit2Move – a program to inform, excite and engage youth to make healthy choices and become more active
MBK addresses the challenges and pressures youth face and helps them stay on track. It is a monumental undertaking but we are seeing results and will continue dedicating time and effort to ensure the future of our young people.
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