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My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Releases Report & Next-Steps Recommendations

In May 2015, Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin launched the ‘My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force. The group was charged with issuing a report on the state of African American male youth in Columbus and providing recommendations to address some of the opportunity gaps they experience. 

Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Coleman and Councilmember Hardin, along with City Council President Andrew Ginther, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Senator Sherrod Brown and White House Cabinet Secretary & Chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson, shared the report issued by the task force.  

“I am hopeful that the viewpoints captured in this report and next-step recommendations will be used by future Columbus mayors as a blueprint to create a more inclusive community where every resident is able to access the many resources and opportunities available in our wonderful city,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. 

This report represents part one of the City’s MBK work that outlines where the City should focus its efforts. It also provides guidance for part two the MBK work, the process the City should use to move the needle for the specific challenges it will address to better support the success of African American males and others.

“Columbus cannot be the City we want it to be if young men of color do not share in our success,” said Councilmember Hardin.  “This report provides a pathway to advancement that sets goals, provides benchmarks, and collaborations for our community to build upon.”

Please go to the link below to see the My Brother’s Keeper Youth Perspective Report and Next-Step Recommendations.