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Contact information Department of Neighborhoods
1111 East Broad St.  
Suite #302 
Columbus, OH 43205 
Office : (614) 645-1993 

My Brother's Keeper Challenge

Overview In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge seeks to inspire community leaders, and encourage their commitment to ensuring all young people can succeed. 

The My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge encourages communities to convene leaders, identify effective strategies, and work together toward achieving these goals: 

1. Ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready;
2. Ensuring all children read at grade level by third grade;
3. Ensuring all youth graduate from high school;
4. Ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training;
5. Ensuring all youth out of school are employed; and
6. Ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime.

In Columbus, our community has accepted the challenge. We will work with individuals and organizations across the city to determine the work being done in these critical areas, as well as how we can better collaborate to continue creating better opportunities for boys and young men of color.

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Thank You Thank you to everyone who attended the My Brother’s Keeper Community Forum on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the historical King Arts Complex. With more than 300 attendees, the event focused on gathering and sharing information about how we can best serve young boys and men of color. View the My Brother's Keeper Program.

Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positivity made our time together both productive and fun. We hope that you will continue to be engaged with the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge.

Please be sure to complete the  My Brothers Keeper Registration form in order to receive information regarding upcoming events and other MBK news.

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My Brother's Keeper Kickoff The kickoff was December 1, 2014. View the program from the event


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