My Brother’s Keeper initiative
“By sharing their own stories and offering guidance and advice, mentors can instill a sense of infinite possibility in the hearts and minds of their mentees, demonstrating that with hard work and passion, nothing is beyond their potential." - President Obama
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.
Get Involved, Become a Mentor
Mentoring is a centerpiece of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative because of the proven impact on positive outcomes.
MBK is also a call to action for Americans to make a difference for young people by becoming a mentor. Research shows that the presence of a mentor in a young person’s life significantly improves their potential for success.
Through mentoring, you can make a difference in the life of a young person in a lot of ways, and the most important to just to be there. Now is the time to get involved and change the life of a young person who needs your support -- it's easy to search for mentoring opportunities in your community!