My Brother’s Keeper initiative gets over $100 million boost

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Six months since the launch of My Brother’s Keeper — the president’s boldest effort since taking office to address the dire state of young minority men — Obama is set to announce that millions are being dedicated to expanding the initiative.

According to a White House official, Obama will announce Monday at the Walker Jones Education Center in Washington new partnerships with public and private groups to the tune of about $104 million. That money will help this demographic succeed at critical stages throughout their lives – from early education to college and career.

Young minority men generally faces some of the worst social, academic and economic outcomes in the country.

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